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Voluntary Sector Policy Forum - Key topic: Food poverty
Wed 3 May 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
This is the first in a new series of themed policy forum events for the voluntary and community sector, co-ordinated by NCVS.
Who should attend?
All are welcome, whether or not your organisation is actively involved in tackling food poverty, as the latter part of the meeting will involve a dialogue about the best way to facilitate and manage future collective policy events and discussions.
Please join us to help inform ways in which NCVS can contribute to facilitating strategic voice for the sector and assist in developing collaborative action.
There will be space for open discussion and networking, and you are encouraged to share your experiences and challenges.
Why food poverty?
Considering the high level of interest in food poverty and Nottingham City’s ambition to be a city of social eating, we felt it the right time and topic to bring the sector together. The aim is to look at how organisations and their service users continue to cope with austerity and to decide collectively what issues need to be moved more quickly to the top of agendas.
A few years ago NCVS compiled information on Free and Low Cost meals which is made available through our website. The information has proved useful for groups and organisations needing to signpost vulnerable families and individuals towards these services.
We recently engaged a team of Service Learning students from NTU to help us refresh this information and to conduct some research into how the services are currently being used. Our early findings from a public opinion poll have brought forth some interesting accounts from people with experience of using these services.
Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided
Nicki Hastie, NCVS Policy and Campaigns Officer
0115 934 8400