Enough Food If campaigners in Rangeworthy call on Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb to help end global food crisis
HUMANITARIANS from the Thornbury and Yate area came together on Saturday to show their support for a new campaign aimed at feeding the world.
More than 25 people, some concerned individuals and some from committed aid groups, met at Holy Trinity Church in Rangeworthy in support of the international pressure group Enough Food IF.
They met with Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb to ask for his help lobbying the government over a continuing global hunger crisis which sees one in eight people go to bed hungry.
Local campaign organiser Jean Capstick, from Rangeworthy, said: "It went very well and we had a good number of people come.
"There were people from Iron Acton, Wickwar, Rangeworthy, Frampton Cotterell and Thornbury and it was very positive.
"Mr Webb was excellent, he listened to what we all had to say and already had a response to his questions from development minister Justine Greening."
The national campaign is calling on people cross the UK to mobilise actions to end global hunger in a modern world which produces enough food for everyone. It wants to see an end to poor farmers being forced from their land to be used for biofuels, for more governments to increase their aid budgets and for tax loopholes to be tightened.
Added Mrs Capstick: "These are big ifs but if we press our leaders to make these happen, and if they do, there really will be enough food for everyone."
For more information visit www.enoughfoodif.org