A Right to Good Food: Tackling the scandal of food poverty in 21st century Britain
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Whilst hundreds of thousands of people have had to turn to foodbanks in recent years, emergency food aid cannot be a long-term solution. Come and hear the findings of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, and have your input into shaping the growing campaign to tackle food poverty and hunger in the UK…
Do you care passionately that no one in the UK should go hungry?
Do you think that Government could do more to tackle food poverty?
Do you want to be part of building a food justice movement in the UK?
The explosion in food poverty and the huge numbers being forced to turn to food banks undermines the UK’s commitment to ensuring that all its citizens have access to food – one of the most basic of all human rights.
Whilst hundreds of thousands of people have had to turn to foodbanks in recent years, emergency food aid cannot be a long-term solution. Producers and workers throughout the food supply chain cannot be paid less to make food cheaper and people cannot be left to grow hungry because they can’t afford to eat.
A growing list of organisations including Church Action on Poverty, Oxfam, the Sustainable Food Cities Network, Trussell Trust, the Feeding Britain Inquiry have all called for stronger and more coordinated national and local government to take action to reduce food poverty.
At a FeedingManchester event in November 2014 we brought together a panel of farmers, trade unionists and anti poverty campaigners to explore the challenges and solutions to food poverty throughout the food supply chain – from food producers to the shop workers to the people forced to use food banks.
A year on come and hear about the findings of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty - due out at the end of October – and have your input into shaping the growing campaign to tackle food poverty and hunger in the UK…
This is one of a series of events being organised across the UK to explore the potential for bringing together a broad range of groups across the country to build a more powerful national campaign to end food poverty and hunger in the UK in 2016.
To find out more visit: www.church-poverty.org.uk/righttofood
November 23rd, 2015 3:00 PM
Bridge 5 Mill 22a Beswick Street Ancoats ManchesterM4 7HR