Church Action on Poverty has always believed in the importance of people speaking truth to power. Messages are most powerful when they are delivered and heard first-hand, when those with experience of poverty and its causes can speak directly to local and national decision makers.
Food Power is a fantastic project that we are really pleased with. It encourages communities to get active locally, tackling the problems in their own neighbourhood, and unlocking the poverty trap locally, but it also offers opportunities for powerful campaigning and for people to speak truth to power, so we can all work together across society towards a more compassionate country. Food Power Newcastle have done wonderful work, improving their own community and also raising the understanding of MPs, Peers, the media and the wider public.
By giving, acting or praying with us, you can help other people like Heather and Penny to make their voices heard and speak truth to power.