Understanding the impact of Coronavirus on food banks, clubs, pantries and other food providers

Closed 30 Apr 2020

Opened 20 Mar 2020


*The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is sharing this survey on behalf of Greater Manchester Poverty Action.*

The Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is having a huge impact across Greater Manchester, and in particular Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) network.

The public and private sectors, and community, voluntary, social enterprise and faith organisations are thinking about how they maintain and adapt services to response to emerging needs. The situation will have a significant impact on people experiencing poverty, and on responses to poverty, both in the short and long-term.

GMPA is gathering intelligence from across the city-region to understand the impact of Coronavirus on service delivery and responses to poverty.

This survey is for those in charge of food banks, clubs, pantries and other providers of hot meals. It includes specific questions about the impact of the virus on stock and volunteer and client numbers, and will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

GMPA will use the information gathered to inform conversations they are having at a Greater Manchester and local authority level about the impact of Coronavirus on poverty. They are aware that other VCSE organisations and local authorities will also be gathering intelligence at this time, and they will ensure that they share the information they gather with these organisations. They would also be grateful if you would share this survey with any relevant VCSE organisations you work with (you can do this simply by directing them to www.gmconsult.org).

GMPA would appreciate you responding to this survey as soon as possible, and they will start analysing the results as soon as they come in.

If you have further questions about the survey, and how the results will be used, please email contact@gmpovertyaction.org

The GMPA team thank you in advance for your support and insight.


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