Merton Council is supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight by hosting breakfast events with its caterers, Gosto Fino, to raise awareness about the lack of food security for farmers around the world. Fairtrade Fortnight runs until the 13 March and this year’s theme is ‘Making Your Breakfast Count With Fairtrade’.
As part of its Fairtrade commitment, Merton Council, in partnership with Gosto Fino, is welcoming residents to breakfast at their Civic Centre coffee shop. The council is committed to supporting the Fairtrade ethos of better prices, just working conditions, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight’s Big breakfast, the council’s corporate management team sat down to a Fairtrade breakfast at their weekly meeting to stand up for farmers in developing countries.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said “Merton is an accredited Fairtrade borough and I’m delighted that we’re supporting Fairtrade Fortnight in Merton. It would be great to see residents visit Gosto Fino to support Fairtrade and help drive real change for farming communities around the world. Remember – small change locally; lives changed globally.”