Ask candidates in Wales to end the need for food banks  

During this year’s Senedd Election, we’re asking all candidates to commit to working towards ending the need for food banks across Wales.   

These elections are an important opportunity to signal to all political parties across Wales that no one should be forced to a food bank because they can’t afford the basics. But we can’t build a hunger free future alone - we need our representatives to play their part too.     

From their local community to their nation, each elected representative has the opportunity to use their power and influence to deliver the changes we need to work towards a different future for the people of Wales.  

Write to your local and regional candidates to ask them to commit to ending the need for food banks in Wales and for the next Welsh Government to develop a plan to make this happen by:  

  • Ensuring everyone can afford the basics.  
  • Helping local and national services work together to ensure people get the right support at the right time.  
  • Involving people with direct experience of poverty and local food banks to shape any plan to end the need for food banks.  

It's quick and easy to ask candidates to make ending the need for food banks a priority - simply email them using our form now. 

You can find out more about our policy asks by looking  in thisbriefing for candidates.  

Of course, you’ll need to make sure you’re not being party political, especially before an election. Our FAQ guidancegives you some tips on complying with the Lobbying Act.   

If you have any questions or concerns, or want to tell us about how you’ve engaged your local candidates then please email   

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