Submitted by Action Homeless

All are welcome to the second annual ‘Tackling Food Poverty in Leicester’ event on Wednesday 22 February. The conference will be looking back at progress made in the last year and looking forward to identify how the sector can work together to tackle the increasing demand we all face.

Date: Wednesday 22nd February
Time: 10.00 - 2.00pm. Registration will be open from 9.30am.
Venue: The Big Shed Conference Centre, 93 Commercial Square, Freemens Common, Leicester LE2 7SR.

Ample free parking is available at the venue. A buffet lunch will be provided.

Provisional Programme

The conference will be discussing the results of the Annual Food Bank User Survey and review the progress that has been made since last year’s event. There will be opportunities to hear from experts in their fields and to share your own views on important topics, including:

  • What are the key priorities to tackle Food Poverty in the City
  • The City Council’s new Emergency Food Plan
  • Developing a sustainable and affordable Food Project for the City
  • Impact of welfare reform on the City and how to meet the challenges.

The event will be attended by Cllr Waddington, Assistant Mayor for Jobs and Skills and other key City Council officers.

Rosie Oglesby, National Director of Feeding Britain, will be joining us as our key note speaker. Feeding Britain was established to implement the main recommendations made by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger. It is Chaired by Frank Field MP and its’ objective is to work towards a hunger-free United Kingdom by 2020.