Food banks are no solution to poverty

Food Ethics Council signs joint letter to The Guardian on the use of charitable food aid

The Food Ethics Council was one of over 50 signatories on a joint letter to The Guardian newspaper, ‘Food banks are no solution to poverty’ (Monday, 25th March). The joint letter, written by Olivier De Schutter former UN special rapporteur on the right to food, challenges existence of food banks and calls for, ‘a guarantee of the human right to adequate food and nutrition: living wages, income security and a fit-for-purpose welfare system, not “leftover” food for “left behind” people.’

Read the letter in full here.

Also read ‘The failure of food charity’ by Dan Crossley in Foodservice Footprint.

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