Food Poverty in Haringey (2)

MQT on 2013-03-20
Session date: 
March 20, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you believe that when the benefit changes are implemented this April, food poverty will increase in Haringey? What work have you done to understand the impact of benefit changes on the levels of food poverty in Haringey and across London?


Answer for Food Poverty in Haringey (2)

Answer for Food Poverty in Haringey (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am conscious that Londoners are facing a lot of pressures on their budgets, including on the money they have available to buy food. My London Food Board, chaired by Rosie Boycott, is aware of the potential for food poverty to increase, and is working with a number of partners on projects that will help people in London to continue to have access to healthy food. I know that the food board's work will be informed further by the findings of the report on food poverty in London which will be launched later this month by Fiona Twycross AM on behalf of the London Assembly Health and Environment Committee.