Interactive London food map launched

City Hall's London Food Board is today launching an interactive website designed to help point people towards local organisations and services that can provide food for those in need. The London Food Map will help referral agencies towards their nearest food banks and charities.

It is one of the measures included in the mayor's initiative to tackle food poverty and child hunger in the capital. Other plans include school vegetable patches to increase the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables and extra cooking lessons for pupils.

It comes after a high-profile charity revealed that the summer holidays have lead to a large increase in food bank visitors in Tower Hamlets.