On 21 September 2022, over 50 faith, charity and organisational leaders signed an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for direct support for the poorest households in response to […]
Right to Food
Everyone has the right to enjoy safe, nutritious and sustainable food. Our right to food campaign advocates the realisation of the Right to Food in UK law.
Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, nearly 8.4 million adults and children living in the UK struggle to access the food they need. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a sharp rise in these figures.
With a rich heritage of food, agriculture, and equality, we believe that the Jewish community should be taking leading steps towards ensuring that the right to food can be enjoyed by all. Our government could take a legislative lead on making this happen; improving welfare provision, free school meals and rethinking the No Recourse to Public Funds framework.
We are working alongside activist groups, policy makers and Jewish leaders to make progress on realising the right to food.
Access to the food you need should be a human right. We are working to make that a reality.
The call responds to a report written by poverty expert and Loughborough University Professor Donald Hirsch which reveals the gap between the support the government is currently offering to households and the anticipated […]
We are in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, hitting poor families the hardest and affecting all our lives. The Government Food Strategy was released as tens of thousands of […]
On 28th May 2022 we marked World Hunger Day by launching our Jewish Food Rights Declaration. Here, we reflect on bringing Jewish leaders together to stand united on the Right […]
This year, René Cassin is launching the Jewish Food Rights Declaration to make clear Jewish community support for the Right to Food. Access to nutritious food is fundamental to human […]
Lots done in ’21, lots more to do in ’22
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Right to Food – as fundamental to Judaism as it is to a just society
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