Ahead of the Good Food Plan Pledge event on 10th November, the Bishop and Archbishop of Liverpool have become the first city leaders to issue public pledges in support of a radical new strategy to tackle food insecurity and create ‘a city where everyone can eat good food’.
The event at the Metropolitan Cathedral on 10th November, 7pm – 8.30pm, is open to anyone interested in learning how to join the #goodfoodliverpool movement and tackle the ‘burning injustice’ of hunger.
This event is for everyone. It marks a key moment for our city, where words and ideas begin to be turned into practical actions. We invite you to join us, come along to find out more about how you can play a part creating a city where everyone can eat good food.” Dr Naomi Maynard, Good Food Programme Director, Feeding Liverpool
Speakers at the pledge event include The Trussell Trust Chief Executive Emma Revie, MP Ian Byrne, and Melissa Campbell, Consultant in Public Health at Liverpool City Council who will set out how the Good Food Plan is a five-phase strategy, which hinges on empowering people to work collaboratively to create systemic change.
Everyone should have the right to good food. Liverpool’s Good Food Plan is an important step in the right direction towards making this true for our city, but we need everyone in our community to come together in collective solidarity to make this possible.” MP Ian Byrne, advocate for Good Food Plan and founder of the Fans Supporting Foodbanks; Right to Food Campaign
The relationship between food insecurity and health is clear. In order to make budgets stretch, people are forced to purchase food items that are cheap, often processed and lacking in nutrition in order to put a meal on the table. This is resulting in poorer health for many families, which exacerbates existing medical conditions.” Melisa Campbell, Consultant in Public Health at Liverpool City Council and co-chair of Liverpool’s Food Insecurity Task Force
The pledge event is being co-hosted by Feeding Liverpool at the Metropolitan Cathedral, with support from Liverpool Cathedral and social justice charity Together Liverpool.