Powys County Council has backed the Co-operative Party campaign for food justice and will take steps to help tackle food poverty across the County.
The commitment comes after Cllr Matthew Dorrance and Cllr Sarah Williams tabled a motion to Council which called for action to help tackle rising food poverty in Powys.
Brecon St John Councillor Matthew Dorrance says:
“We know that across Powys people are struggling to put food on the table and too many people are unable to afford good quality healthy food.
“In supporting the campaign for Food Justice, Powys County Council will have a leading role in establishing a new food partnership, supported by a new lead member role with responsibility for food justice, to work with communities and volunteers who are already working hard locally in food banks or community kitchens.
“Its good news too that I’ve secured agreement from the Council that there will be a scrutiny investigation into food poverty in Powys which will report its findings and suggestions to the Cabinet.”
Aber-Craf Councillor Sarah Williams who seconded the motion added:
“I’m glad we’ve been able to persuade the Council to take action and do more to help tackle food poverty.
“Our communities are already doing so much to tackle the effects of austerity its important that the Council stands with them and offers support.”