FRC joins Sustain in calling for a ‘hardship fund’ to avoid ‘no deal’ Brexit food crisis

FRC joins Sustain in calling for a ‘hardship fund’ to avoid ‘no deal’ Brexit food crisis

7 March 2019

The Food Research Collaboration is one of the signatories to an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May coordinated by the Sustain alliance and calling for a ‘hardship fund’ to avoid millions of people in the UK being pushed into a food crisis in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

The letter warns that food disruption and price hikes associated with a no-deal scenario could jeopardise food supplies for those most vulnerable and calls for clarity over accountability and powers to mitigate food disruption. It urges the PM to provide crisis support and funding for regional and local government and resilience teams; and for public sector institutions to guarantee that food supplies are available for those most in need.

The letter has been signed by frontline charities, public sector food providers and groups working with local authorities and has been accompanied by a social media campaign using the hashtag #NoDealNoMeal.

Join Sustain and its alliance members in calling on Theresa May to guarantee meals for people in need in a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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