Two UK cities back call to make food a legal right

City leaders across the UK are teaming up to call on the Government to make food a legal right and “end the scandal of food poverty for good.

Liverpool councillors were the first to vote in support of making access to food a legal right, driven by Ian Byrne MP.

Manchester is now the second UK city to get behind the Right to Food campaign and Birmingham is set to follow after pressure from local community groups.

Manchester councillor Bev Craig said the city will send a letter to the Government asking lawmakers to turn the campaign’s asks into action. This would include making a legal right to food to be included in the National Food Strategy, England’s biggest food policy shake-up in 75 years, and placing responsibility on the Government to end national hunger.

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