World Hunger Day 2022

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 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 to Food.

The Jewish Food Rights Declaration:

We cannot allow food banks to become a substitute for the protection of this right. The Declaration presents a united Jewish community voice: we need the Government to enshrine the Right to Food in UK law to ensure everyone’s right to food. Our Declaration, co-signed by 25 (and counting) Jewish organisations and leaders, makes clear our intention to support the Right to Food. You can read the text of the declaration and find out more here.

Sermon at Alyth Gardens Synagogue:

“As it stands, more people than we ever thought possible have fallen into the river; eleven million people in the UK currently experience food insecurity. Coupled with the highest cost of living crisis, this is a perfect current in this, the 6th richest country in the world.

René Cassin’s World Hunger Day sermon

We were delighted to give the shabbat sermon on World Hunger Day itself at Alyth Gardens Synagogue to make our message clear. You can listen below: (from 1:30:4)

World Hunger Day From the Pulpit

Thank you to the Rabbis and Lay-Leaders that spoke about food rights during their shabbat sermon. Take a look here at an extract from Rabbi Lea Mühlstein’s sermon which she gave to the Ark Synagogue community.

World Hunger Day from the Pulpit – 2022

Let’s Put Food Poverty to Rights: Take Action Now!

There are lots of ways you can get involved to make sure the Right to Food is enshrined in UK law.

  1. Be in touch about signing the Jewish Food Rights Declaration – [email protected], use the heading ‘Food Declaration’
  2. Sign this petition to make London a Right to Food city
  3. Download our Recipe for Rights packs to learn about the links between food justice and Jewish values