11 May 2016
Leeds Food Aid Network and Feed Leeds are hosting the Leeds Food Poverty event to raise awareness about the rising increase in food poverty in the city.In last Thursday's Yorkshire Evening Post, the Leeds Food Aid Network released data on emergency food provision in Leeds. The data revealed a 25% increase on last year in people accessing food banks, with well over half the people stating changes in benefits that had contributed to their need to access emergency food provision.
Leeds Food Aid Network and Feed Leeds are hosting the Leeds Food Poverty event to raise awareness of food poverty and to engage people in a series of conversations around food. Conversation topics include understanding food poverty; food waste; food growing; barriers to healthy eating; changes to benefits and growing food in schools.
This is the first time these two networks have worked together , which creates valuable opportunities for learning more about food poverty as well as the amazing work underway across the city. It will be a good opportunity for networking, sharing ideas and finding out more about what is happening in Leeds. This event is an important next step in the development of a strategic approach to food for the city.
Please come along to the Leeds Food Poverty event and join in the conversation.
When: Wednesday 11 May from 5:30 - 7:30
Where: St George's Centre, 60 Great George Street, LS1 3DL