We are living through an unprecedented cost of living crisis and local authorities need backing from national governments to support those most in need through building resilient food systems. The Good Food Nation Bill passed in the Scottish Parliament in June, establishing an independent food commission and setting statutory obligation for national and local food plans. The Minister for Social Justice in Wales has just announced £3 million of funding to support the development of food partnerships and help strengthen those that already exist. This is hugely inspiring, and the other nations should follow suit.
The day was an opportunity to put the amazing work of food partnerships on the radar of local MPs, and to put out a call for: one food bill for every nation, one food plan and partnership in every local area.
Chair's introduction - Kath Dalmeny, Chief Executive, Sustain
Welcome speech - Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion
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