Liberal Judaism backs CCJ campaign on food poverty

29 November 2020 – 13 Kislev 5781
CCJ Food Fareness campaign

Liberal Judaism is backing the new #FoodFareness campaign being run by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) to raise awareness and money to address food poverty.

The campaign was launched in the run up to the festive period in partnership with FareShare, the UK’s longest-running food redistribution charity.

CCJ chairman The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave said: “It is estimated that there are 8 million people who go hungry in the UK and 4 million of those are children. As people of faith, we have an obligation to do something about this unacceptable situation.

“That is the thinking behind our winter campaign. We hope that our members get involved, and that the symbolism of cooperation between our two faith communities conveys a powerful message that no child should go hungry.”

Liberal Judaism interim director Rabbi Charley Baginsky, who is also a president of the CCJ, explained why it is vital for Liberal Jews to back the campaign.

Charley said: “We are witnessing a massive rise in food banks across the country, many of them generated by religious communities – a testament to our desire to do something to ensure no one goes hungry.

“But food banks are not a long-term solution, the only solution is a universal commitment to a fairer society where we heed the call to social justice at the heart of our traditions. Food is not a luxury but as basic human right.”

To find out how you can get involved in the campaign, or make a donation, please click here.

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