Cracking Good Food

Campaigns We Support



We are committed to campaigning for meaningful changes to address the causes of inequality and poverty but we are also passionate about increasing public uptake of schemes and support services which already exist to alleviate hunger and increase food security. We attend regular Greater-Manchester wide meetings and working groups to ensure we pass on up-to-date and useful information to the people we work with and to ensure a joined-up and well-informed approach to our work.  Throughout our community projects, we highlight and signpost people to the following support: 

  • Increase the uptake of Healthy Start Voucher Scheme

We support the expansion of the Healthy Start Voucher Scheme proposed in the National Food Strategy, and we aim to support an increase in uptake of the scheme throughout all of our community projects. 

How you can help 

  • Read more about how you can help here
  • Share this eligibility calculator amongst friends, family and professional networks:
  • Download this Healthy Start Toolkit from Tameside Council and share it in your community here

  • Poverty Truth Network

‘Nothing about us, without us, is for us’ is the starting point for this incredible network which helps to get the voices of people who have real experience of poverty heard. 


We support the campaign to reverse the recent £20 a week cut made to Universal Credit which affects over 320,000 households in Greater Manchester,cutting their incomes by up to a fifth as the cost of living is set to soar. Follow the link to find out more.

  • End Child Food Poverty Now

The #endchildfoodpovertynow campaign, endorsed by Marcus Rashford, has succeeded in campaigning for increased value of Healthy Start Vouchers and the extension of Holiday Activity and Food funding. 

  • Veganuary 

Throughout the year, Veganuary encourages and supports people and businesses alike to move to a plant-based diet as a way of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering, and improving the health of millions of people.

  • Sustain’s Real Bread Campaign

Campaigning to make food better for people, our communities and our planet. At Cracking Good Food, we are passionate about ‘good bread’. Our expert bread-maker Rob, who teaches all of our bread making courses (‘Breaking Bread’, ‘Our Daily Bread’ and ‘Festive Bread’) declared war on Warbutons many moons ago! You can see a taster video of Rob’s bread-making here:

  • Love Food Hate Waste

Did you know that around 1/3 of edible food produced in the world is not eaten? Since 2020, Cracking Good Food projects have used more than 25 tonnes of perfectly good food destined for waste to create nutritious meals for the Greater Manchester Community. At every cooking session we run, there are hints and tips on how to minimise food waste, and we even run an educational programme for secondary schools called ‘Tackling Food Waste In Schools.’ 

Love Food Hate Waste’s website offers tips, advice and challenges to raise awareness and support people to reduce their food waste!