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World Food Day – bridging the hunger divide

SFFA World Food Day event at NSW Parliament House was rich in inspirational stories and accounts. Here are the keynote speakers addressing the audience on the night.

Liz Millen, President of the SFFA, opened the forum.

Dr Rosemary Stanton discusses the problem of food insecurity at the national level and in particular, explores the health and nutritional elements of poverty.

Food relief in Australia relies greatly upon the professionalism of Foodbank Australia. Here is Gerry Andersen telling us about their operations and mission.

Community stores are at their infancy in Australia. Here is Michael Maxwell from Jesuit Social Services telling about ground level initiatives such as their community store in Western Sydney in the broader context of poverty.

International food policies may inspire our policymakers. Liz Morgan from Macquarie University discusses the Scottish national food policy strategy and comments on how successful the strategy has been.

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