Decision details

Report back on notice of motion: Food poverty councillor champion (Minute 525)

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Proposed by Alan Baldock, seconded by Pat Edwards

Food Poverty exists whenever the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable food in socially acceptable ways is limited or uncertain. For many in this district it is principally about affording nutritionally adequate and safe food to make up a healthy diet. This council, mindful of the urgent need locally to tackle hunger and ensure all residents are able to make healthy food choices, endorses the appointment of a Food Poverty Councillor Champion.

The Food Poverty Councillor Champion will provide leadership to improve nutrition and encourage better food choices for those in Food Poverty. Additionally the elimination of hunger in this district must be a key objective for them, utilising engagement with local voluntary groups such as the Canterbury Foodbank and focusing appropriate Canterbury City Councils resources in support of that humanitarian outcome.



RESOLVED – That the Council note the responses to the Notice of Motion by the Community Committee at Minute No. 525 (2019/20). 


Report author: Colin Carmichael

Publication date: 12/02/2020

Date of decision: 08/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Council