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Shortlist for the CWT Charity Food Campaigner of the Year 2020 award

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the shortlist for CWT Awards 2020 Charity Food Campaigner of the Year.  The awards celebrate the best of those who work to campaign to improve public health through good food.

The theme for this year’s award was to ‘To Triumph through Adversity’, to highlight the lengths that charities are going through to ensure those most vulnerable during Covid-19 are getting good quality food to support their health and wellbeing.

“Caroline Walker Trust awards are intended to highlight distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health by maintaining and advancing standards of food and nutrition. This year we acknowledge those who are striving to make a difference when times are tough, and there are so many changes to our daily lives” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of the CWT

“The calibre of nominees for 2020 was extremely high, especially in the face of such unprecedented adversity.  Those shortlisted have shown resilience by adapting their charity to meet the needs of the most vulnerable members in our society, including children, families, the elderly and those with mental health issues.” Kathy Lewis.

The official shortlist of the CWT 2020 Annual Awards showcases the high calibre of charities working in a variety of settings to provide and improve the quality of our food and the nation’s diet.  The final shortlisted nominees for Charity Food Campaigner of the Year comprised Chefs in Schools, Eat Well Age Well, Feast with Us and Feeding Britain. (Quotes from each are in the Editor’s Notes)

This year, the Judging Panels have witnessed some extraordinary efforts to campaign for good quality food over the past year, which includes both before and during Covid-19 lockdowns.  Learning about the lengths charities and charity founders have gone to provide good quality food fills us with the hope that we can collectively support each other’s health and wellbeing,” explained Kathy Lewis.

“The aim of these awards is to highlight the great work of Charities, to support those who are continuing to make a difference while inspiring a new generation of campaigners to do likewise,” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of The CWT.

CWT would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations.  CWT would also like to thank the Judges for their hard work in judging the nominees from an impressive range of submissions.

For further information on the awards nominations: http://bit.ly/2Or9FAw

Contact Kathy Lewis kathy@cwt.org.uk 07961 317 621


Notes to the Editor

  1. For information on the background to the awards and how the result was arrived see: https://www.cwt.org.uk/the-caroline-walker-trust-awards-2020/
  2. The Caroline Walker Trust was founded in 1989 after the death of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker. Established to continue her work and in her spirit, the CWT works tirelessly to promote the improvement of public health through good food. The work of CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help.
  3. This year the theme for the Awards is ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Reception and Awards Celebrations will now be held in 2021.
  4. Naomi Duncan, Chief Executive at Chefs in Schools, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this award. Our charity works to improve child health by transforming school food where needed. We train school kitchen teams to make all meals from scratch – including sauces and breads.  We also campaign to change the perception of how school food should be.”
  5. Danielle Gray, Digital Communications Officer, Eat Well Age Well, commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for our work in raising awareness and addressing the issue of malnutrition in older people living in Scotland. Malnutrition is often considered a hidden problem, and we thank the Caroline Walker Trust for giving greater recognition to this issue.”
  6. Hannah Style, Founder and Chairwoman of FEAST With Us, commented: In multiple sites across London, FEAST With Us (FEAST) provides nutritious community meals using surplus food, eating with vulnerable and homeless people before lockdown, and now distributing food parcels. We thank our volunteers and staff who continue to fight food poverty and deliver vital FEAST services to relieve hardship as the need grows.”
  7. Andrew Forsey, Director of Feeding Britain, says: “The social Dunkirk of an emergency operation, being put into action across our network, is protecting tens of thousands of people from hunger and destitution. The provision of wraparound support as well is improving people’s longer-term ability to access and afford the food they need to live healthily.”