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.

Campaign Updates:

Enough to Live: René Cassin Signs Letter to the Prime Minister on Cost of Living Crisis

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 […]

René Cassin signs Professor Donald Hirsch’s Cost of Living report

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 […]

Our Response to Government Food Strategy 22

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 […]

World Hunger Day 2022

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 […]

A Jewish Food Rights Declaration: The Jewish response to the Right to Food

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 […]

2021 – looking back at our year, and forward to the challenges ahead

Lots done in ’21, lots more to do in ’22

Human Rights Shabbat 2021 (5782): The Right to Food

Download our ‘Right to Food’ Resource Pack

This New Year, let’s work to end food poverty

Please help René Cassin’s work on a Right to Food

Recipe For Rights: The High Holy Days Edition!

Right to Food – as fundamental to Judaism as it is to a just society

Launching our Recipe for Rights Resource Pack! (2021)

Download your Shavuot ‘Recipe for Rights’ digital resource pack.