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London's first Children's Food Insecurity Summit is hunger “turning point”

Posted On: 14 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Big Issue Changemakers have played a central role in the first-ever London Children's Food Insecurity Summit as campaigners and kids called on the government and Mayor of London to ensure every child can access a healthy diet.
A new briefing, based on figures from the Greater London Authority, revealed yesterday that 400,000 children in London experience food insecurity while it is the reality for 1.5 million adults in the English capital too.
Those figures demonstrate the urgent need to tackle food poverty in London and formed the backdrop for the City Hall summit .
We know how many young people are out there suffering - I would argue that even one child suffering is too much - but the scale of the problem is something that just simply cannot be ignored
Children speaking at the event led calls for every child to have beefed up access to food. That included 16-year-old Christina Adane, part of the newly set up Bite Back campaign, who said: “Every young person has the right to a bright future. This starts...

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