Powys council food justice champion to tackle hunger issues

Powys council food justice champion to tackle hunger issues Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Councillors are set to discuss the findings on food poverty in the local authority area

A councillor is set to be appointed to deliver food justice and tackle food poverty in a local authority area.

The plan also aims to see a non-profit organisation set up to help people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow their own food and waste less food.

Powys council has been looking into the extent of the problem and what can be done since July.

A meeting will now be arranged for councillors to discuss findings on the extent of the problems.

Newtown East councillor Joy Jones, who is also its anti-poverty champion, has been nominated as a possible lead member with responsibility of delivering food justice, according to the Local Democracy Reporting service.

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