The Glasgow City Council General Purposes Policy Development Committee issued a Food Inequality Enquiry – Call For Evidence on Friday 28th September. Deadline for views and evidence: 9th November. The Committee will also be hearing evidence at their next meeting from projects and initiatives tackling food poverty across the city.
Glasgow Equality Forum attends the General Purposes Policy Development Committee as a co-opted member.
Extract from the Call For Evidence:
The council is aware increasing numbers of people in Glasgow are experiencing difficulties – physically and economically – accessing sufficient, safe and nutritious food.
We also know a wide range of organisations and charities are responding to those experiencing acute food insecurity – including an established community food sector.
We wish to work with these partners and organisations across Glasgow to ensure the city is operating these responses and services as effectively as possible.
We are seeking your views and any evidence you may have in relation to:
The scale of food inequality in the city
What steps we can take to prevent food inequality
How we make best use of existing services and approaches
What the city can do to invest in longer term sustainable solutions
The deadline for submissions is 9th November