For this webinar Children in Wales worked alongside Susan Lloyd-Selby, Network Lead for the Trussell Trust in Wales, who explained how poverty casts a shadow over the lives of thousands of children and adults in Wales and food banks are witnessing an accelerating crisis as the need for emergency food dramatically increases.
Susan gave an overview of the work of food banks, the profile, scale and drivers of food bank use in Wales and the actions needed to reduce and prevent the need for emergency food provision. She presented the findings from the Trussell Trust’s research into the state of hunger in the UK, as well as their latest research on the true cost of living and the action needed to stem the rising tide of destitution.
Delegates were also signposted to additional relevant research and statistical data on food bank use for each local authority area in Wales.
Susan Lloyd-Selby is the Network Lead for the Trussell Trust in Wales, a member of the End Child Poverty Network Cymru and the anti-poverty coalition, and contributes to a number of Welsh Government initiatives which aim to tackle poverty. She left a 20-year career in Social Services to set up a food bank in South Wales where she remains as a trustee.