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.

I’m campaigning to put the ‘Right to Food’ into law to ensure nobody goes hungry in Streatham. Will you join me?

Sign the pledge to make Lambeth a “Right to Food” borough:

We the undersigned pledge our full support to the ‘Right to Food’ campaign led by Fans Supporting Foodbanks and Ian Byrne MP for Liverpool West Derby, which aims to make access to food a legal right in the UK.  
 
We furthermore back Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham, in her campaign for Lambeth to become a ‘Right to Food’ borough and pledge to work collectively with others in the borough to get the ‘Right to Food’ enshrined in UK law.