On behalf of the 220,000 members of Women’s Institutes across the UK, the chair of the National Federation of Woman’s Institutes has written to the Prime Minister, calling on her to start measuring food poverty in the UK.
The letter supports moves to pass a bill calling for the measurement of household food insecurity – also supported by End Hunger UK.
The National Federation of Women’s Institutes chair Lynn Stubbings wrote:
“Over its 103 year history, the WI has worked across a wide-ranging portfolio of issues… By committing to measure household food insecurity in the UK, the Government would also be working towards meeting its obligations under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – especially Goal Two, which calls for an end to hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.”
This is part of a growing move from civil society and campaigning organisations calling for the government to measure household food insecurity. We believe what gets measured gets mended, and that measurement will help focus government attention on those going hungry.