Rotherham has just become the UK’s third right-to-food town after a near-unanimous vote by the borough council this evening, joining Liverpool and Manchester in officially demanding that the government enshrine food as a human right in UK law.
The campaign was started by the Fans Supporting Foodbanks (FSF) network that originated in Liverpool and is led by Liverpool West Derby MP Ian Byrne, who co-founded FSF. Millions in the UK live in food insecurity or outright food poverty, with use of food banks burgeoning and even those in work forced to turn to emergency help just in order to eat.
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