Right to Food
The pandemic has driven an unprecedented rise in food insecurity. In the UK, more than 5.9 million adults have experienced food poverty in the last six months, whilst 1.7 million children now live in food-insecure households.
127% Increase in food banks in Lambeth
With unemployment in Streatham almost trebling since the start of the pandemic, food banks in Lambeth have seen a 127% increase in need. Since October 2020, an additional 592 children in our borough have also become eligible for Free School Meals.
Children Going Hungry
We are faced with a Government that doesn’t believe it bears responsibility for this situation and has even had to be pressured into feeding hungry children over half-term in the past.