Calls to 'feed the 5 million first'

before exporting NZ food

People are going hungry even though New Zealand produces enough food to feed 40 million - and it's spurring calls for the country to "feed the five million first".

Almost 40 percent of New Zealand households experience food insecurity, while 19 percent of children live in households that experience food insecurity.

Poverty researcher Dr Rebekah Graham said while working on her thesis on food insecurity, she interviewed a woman who walked for 90 minutes each day to get a free community meal.

"That was her only meal of the day. It was all she was eating."

Others went without to make sure their children had food, or were constantly trying to stretch food to make more meals from it, she said.

Link to article: Calls to 'feed the 5 million first' before exporting NZ food | RNZ News


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