Who are they?
Food Behind Bars was launched by ex-journalist Lucy Vincent in 2016 as the UK’s national campaign to improve prison food. We believe that food has the power to transform people’s lives and have made it our mission to share the stories of those who have experienced it first-hand. We work with prisons on the subject of food – to improve the lives of those eating it and support the people making it. Our belief is that food can impact everything from our mental health to our self esteem, and nowhere are these issues more acute than in prison.
What do they do?
We work closely with the prison, it’s staff and its residents on the subject of food as well as speaking publicly about it. We design unique initiatives that enable prisons to deliver healthier, more nutritious and more exciting food. We collaborate closely with catering staff to develop original menus, specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of their own population. Our aim is to educate prisoners on the benefits of cooking and eating well in a practical and engaging way, so they are equipped with the increased knowledge and wellbeing they need to succeed on the outside.
How do I find out more?
You can visit our website – www.foodbehindbars.co.uk or follow us on Twitter or Instagram. We are in the process of setting up as a registered charity so will have opportunities available in the future for volunteering, please keep an eye on our social media!
Find out more about the great work of Food Behind Bars by clicking the links below from some of their press releases…