This week marks the start of the summer holidays for kids across England and Wales. For too many, that means six weeks without enough food – a problem this government could solve, if it wanted to.
Last year, the Trussell Trust distributed a record-breaking 2.5 million emergency food parcels. That charitable giving isn’t cause for celebration – it’s proof of the total abdication of responsibility by our politicians.
There is enough wealth in Britain to feed every child, yet 14% of families with children experience food insecurity – that is a political choice, not an inevitability, and it’s time those in power were held to account.
Across the country, activists are working to provide food to those who need it without the involvement of private profiteers. A National Food Service is being built from the ground up – now, it needs public funding.