Liverpool FC’s Kop will carry the #RightToFood message – and Manchester United player Marcus Rashford’s #EndChildFoodPoverty – as the two sides meet on Sunday.
The city is expected to become the first city in the country whose council recognises access to food as a human right, when the city’s councillors vote on a motion on Wednesday, as Ian Byrne – co-founder of Fans Supporting Foodbanks (FSF), which began the campaign – explained on Friday:
The Kop will be decorated for the game with a banner created by the Spion Kop 1906 together with FSF and the Spirit of Shankly group – and which will carry both FSF’s campaign message and Marcus Rashford’s:
Byrne is also taking the campaign to Parliament with an Early Day Motion calling for the right to food to become legislation, which he says will put the onus on government to ensure that scandals such as the recent paltry food ‘hampers’ for poor children can legally never be repeated, because the right to adequate nutrition will be enshrined in law.
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