Sir Charles Walker MP has become the new chair of The Country Food Trust, which has recently been announced as the official charity of The Game Fair once again.

The Country Food Trust aims to alleviate food poverty by providing free protein rich meals to those in need. To date over 2.5 million meals have been distributed nationwide by the charity.

Founding trustee Andrew Stone said: “I am delighted that Sir Charles has agreed to become chairman of the trustees of The Country Food Trust, which is so dear to my heart.

“The Country Food Trust was set up in memory of my late father, Michael, and I have no doubt that Sir Charles will guide the executive and trustees to even greater heights, beyond achieving ambitions of providing two million meals per annum by 2027.

“I know I speak on behalf of all the trustees, when I say how much we are looking forward to his involvement as we were unanimous in his appointment.’

SJ Hunt, CEO at The Country Food Trust, was “thrilled” with his appointment and added: “We have met a few times and his passion and energy about helping alleviate food poverty is palpable. His connections, both in Westminster and the wider community, will help us in our endeavours to raise our profile and achieve our objectives of using game-based meals to feed people in need. I am very much looking forward to working with Sir Charles.”

Sir Charles himself said: “It is an absolute honour to be asked to lead the trustees and become chair of this important and much needed charity. Rightly, the countryside wants to play its part in ensuring that people experiencing food poverty have access to healthy and nutritious meals.

“Our wonderful and committed trust works directly with nearly 200 hundred charities, at the sharp end of making sure people get fed, being one of the few organisations from which they can access protein rich food. My focus will be on supporting our CEO, ambassadors, patrons, and donors in their ambition to build on the 2.5 million meals already delivered.”


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