Emma Thompson is an Ambassador for the Children’s Right2Food Campaign and is supporting the young people as they request the Government’s attention and a formal response to their campaign to protect hungry children in UK.
The Covid-19 lockdown has made existing problems worse, and these issues are likely to get more serious with a recession on the horizon.
Emma, as ambassador, said: “The ‘compassionate society’ that we pride ourselves on, has become an uncomfortably glaring misnomer. If it’s justice, humanity and moral duty that we care about here, then why are millions of children going hungry every day? We already had unacceptable levels of food poverty in the UK and the current Covid-19 crisis is leaving many more of our children at risk of food insecurity. It’s a scar on our nation’s conscience and we need our Government to act now.”