Church Action on Poverty is launching a major new ‘food justice’ campaign in the UK later this spring.
The campaign, The Right to Food, highlights the fact that in 1976 the UK Government made a binding commitment under international human rights law to secure the right to adequate food for everyone in the UK.
Church Action on Poverty launched a specially commissioned video on the Right to Food (see above) on 7 February 2016, which provides evidence that the UK government is failing in its duty due to welfare reforms, benefit cuts and sanctions. Churches and charities are being left to fill the gap.
Church Action on Poverty Sunday was used to highlight the issue of The Right to Food and raise funds for Church Action on Poverty’s work, with soup lunches and special services on 7 February exploring the theme of ‘Bread Broken for All’.
For more details on The Right to Food, see the Church Action on Poverty website.