Submitted by David Martin Kelly on Thursday 3rd December 2020
Published on Thursday 10th December 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 10th June 2021
Current Signatures: 26,865
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make access to food a legal right - no one in the UK should go hungry
Putting the “Right to Food” into UK law would make the Government legally responsible to help anyone in our communities who in going hungry, to take action to prevent barriers in accessing food and to take steps to tackle the crisis of food insecurity in the UK which is effecting 10 million people.
We currently lack a legal mechanism for enforcing the basic right to food. Legislation enshrining this right would set out tasks and responsibilities for the wide range of public bodies that would need to take action to ensure everyone has access to essential foodstuffs. This could include requiring measures to improve people's incomes (such as requiring a Living Wage), control everyday costs (such as utility bills), and improve access to good food (such as free school meals).
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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