by Rebecca O'Connellin News, Research PapersComments Off on What food-insecure children want you to know about hunger
Footballer and food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford has rebuked Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake on Twitter for suggesting that parents who need help to feed their children are failing in their responsibilities.
Children growing up in poverty today recognise it is their parents’ duty to make sure they are fed adequately. But, like Rashford, whose family struggled with food security when he was a child, they know from experience that parents cannot always fulfil this obligation. In this context, they argue, government and others have a responsibility to act.
Read what children in the UK have to say about responsibility for food poverty in our new article in The Conversation.