It is with great pleasure that the appointment of Sir Charles Walker is announced as the new Chair of The Country Food Trust.

The Country Food Trust’s objective is 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. They are a registered charity in England and Wales and Scotland.

Sir Charles’ appointment has been greeted with great enthusiasm both within the organisation and in the wider Charitable Sector.

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 is ‘thrilled’ with his appointment and says ‘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 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.’