We are a collective of social service agencies focused on eliminating food poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand through finding lasting, structural, mana enhancing solutions.
A Food Secure Aotearoa New Zealand
To create a food secure Aotearoa new Zealand through sustainable, structural and mana enhancing solutions that ensures all have access to affordable, nutritious, sustainable, culturally appropriate food.
Why the elimination of food poverty is important
Sustained food insecurity is a stressor which has impacts beyond the acquisition of food. These impacts include the affects on:
- mental health
- physical health
- educational achievement
- the ability to be securely housed, and more
The sense of shame and whakamā of not being able to feed your children leads to children being kept home from school, contributing to an inter-generational lack of educational achievement.