Peace & Justice Project supports Right To Food Week 2023

Right To Food Week 2023 takes place 18th-23rd September, bringing people together to ensure our collective demand for the Right To Food is heard.

The signs of deepening hardship can be seen in every part of the UK, with longer and longer queues at foodbanks and baby formula under lock and key in supermarkets. Almost 1 in 5 (18%) households in the UK are now experiencing food insecurity and more than half a million children fell below the poverty line in the last year.

Liverpool West Derby MP Ian Byrne is Parliamentary lead for the Right to Food Campaign, which aims to make access to food a legal right for all.

Monday 18 - Saturday 23 September is a national week of action which aims to increase awareness of food poverty in the UK and to bring people together to ensure the collective demand for a Right to Food is heard.

The campaign has announced local marches against hunger in Liverpool, London and Belfast in support of the campaign. The details are as follows:

London: Meet 12pm at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London N17 OBX. At 1pm march to Tottenham Green, N15 4JA for a community Festival of Resistance with speeches, food, performances and workshops from 2pm.

Liverpool: Meet 12pm St George’s Hall.  March to Bombed Out Church (Famine Monument) then on to The Casa for a campaign rally at 1pm.

Belfast: Assemble outside Belfast City Hall at 1pm.