We are a collective of social service agencies focused on eliminating food poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand through finding lasting, structural, mana enhancing solutions.
To eliminate food poverty within Aotearoa New Zealand
By early 2019 to have developed a network of organisations and people who are committed to working towards a long-term, effective strategy to ensure all NZers have sufficient nutritious food so that we might see the elimination of food poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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.