The weekly dinner this Monday at The Local Community Food Centre will be a little different.

“This is a special one,” said The Local spokesperson Derek Barnes. “I’d like to do more of it.”

The Local, its Empowering People in Communities (EPIC) social justice group and the Perth District Health Unit will be hosting a discussion about the main causes of poverty. Health Unit spokesperson Rebecca Hill said a public health nurse will be speaking about the effects of poverty across the county.

The event is a lead up to Tuesday, which is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.