Richard Verber, Campaigns Manager at World Jewish Relief, talks about its involvement in the IF campaign.
With enough food in the world to feed everyone, but with one in eight people hungry and prices more volatile than ever, we know our global food system is broken. World Jewish Relief knows first-hand how the vulnerable communities we support in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere are affected by rising food prices. That’s why we’re part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign. On January 24th 2013, WJR organised a breakfast in the Houses of Parliament for parliamentarians from across the faiths to mark the campaign launch. The event was hosted by Shadow Minister for Climate Change Luciana Berger MP and Right Reverend John Packer Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds. Speakers from different faiths shared how their traditions inform responses to the challenge of global hunger. The Jewish perspective was given by Louise Ellman MP. To read more about the breakfast and learn about the campaign, click here. The IF campaign will improve the lives of people we support as well as preventing the deaths of two million children around the world who die of malnutrition each year. You can show your support by signing up to the campaign here. The IF campaign is the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005, including a Jewish coalition from across the community. WJR are working with other Jewish charities and have support from across the Jewish community including the Chief Rabbi and Movement Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner of the Movement for Reform Judaism.