125 years of food
history at Guinness

15 December 2015

Our Food Sense campaign has been running for two months now, in which time we've donated food to local food banks, volunteered for Trussell Trust and shared delicious recipes from blogger, Thrifty Lesley.

Street party at Pages Walk in London

Food history at Guinness

Now we’ve explored our archives to look over the 125-year history of Guinness. And in a new report, Dr Bryce Evans, Senior Lecturer in History, Liverpool Hope University, has examined our relationship with food security; from providing canteens in our Victorian buildings to our work helping food banks today.

The report looks at how Guinness tenants celebrated high days and holidays and prepared for rationing during the war. It describes how the club rooms and sculleries of the early twentieth century were replaced with modern kitchens and community gardens. And it reveals how we have empowered our customers to tackle food poverty in their communities.

Read the final report: Food Sense report