Launch of the WI Great Food Debates II: Food Poverty

On 13 March 2018, NFWI-Wales held a debate on the issue of food poverty at the National Assembly for Wales sponsored by Simon Thomas AM.  Over 50 stakeholders attended to explore the causes and consequences of food poverty and the possible solutions.  The event was also an opportunity to launch ‘The WI Great Food Debates ІІ: Food Poverty’ in Wales.

The Debate, chaired by NFWI-Wales Chair Mair Stephens, was addressed by Hannah Blythyn AM, Minister for Environment and a panel that included Tony Graham, The Trussell Trust; Katie Palmer, Food Poverty Alliance Wales; Dr Andrew Williams, Cardiff University; and Ann Jones, NFWI Public Affairs Chair.  

Read a report of the event here.

We are asking WIs and federations to organise debates in your communities to learn more about the problem of food poverty, and to consider what steps need to be taken to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy food. To help with this, the NFWI has produced a food poverty toolkit for members. Download the toolkit here.

Further information about the Food Matters Campaign is available here.

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