We want a UK in which everyone can afford good food and no one has to go to bed hungry.
Sadly, despite our best efforts in the city of Liverpool, this is currently not the case.
The problems of hunger and food insecurity are getting worse, it is time to do more than simply responding to need.
We need a change of course. We need to address the root causes of poverty. And we need our national political leaders to lead on this.
The End Hunger UK campaign – which includes around 40 national charities, anti-poverty organisations and faith groups – are calling on the Government to commit to developing a cross-departmental action plan to halve household food insecurity by 2025 and end hunger by 2030 – a commitment they have already made through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To do this, the campaign is calling on the Government, and all our political leaders, to set out a clear road map on how they are going to address the root causes of poverty.
Feeding Liverpool – in partnership with Together Liverpool – have coordinated Liverpool’s response to this strand of End Hunger UK’s campaign, gathering over 40 people together including residents, councillors, local churches and anti-poverty organisations.