Food poverty takes the spotlight

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More than 50 members from Lancaster’s community will come together to understand food poverty that exists in the area at a special conference next week.

Both urban and rural food pverty will be discussed, as well the current resources available, at the Beyond Food Banks conference that will take place on June 12 at Lancaster Town Hall.

Councillor Jon Barry, Cabinet member with responsibility for the voluntary sector, said: “The conference will provide the perfect occasion for public organisations and the voluntary sector to share their knowledge and skills and discover new ways in which they can make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Seven local speakers, including representatives from the Olive Branch, Marsh Community Centre and the Soil Association as well as local author Mike Berners-Lee, are set to appear at the event.

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