Those experiencing and at-risk of food insecurity to take the lead in determining and shaping the public policies and strategies used to improve their situations.
The UN Right to Food is enshrined in domestic laws, justiciable, and respected, protected and fulfilled in our countries.
Labor policy ensuring workers are paid livable wages with universal income security and responsive government social protections programs available to all.
Charitable food banks and other food aid providers develop exit strategies while promoting alternative solutions to reduce the amount of corporate food waste they distribute.
Our countries to invest in local and regional food and farm economies as paths towards ending hunger, cooling the planet, and achieving food security for all.
Rights Not Charity Podcast Series
Welcome to Rights Not Charity. This podcast series is about a big idea—ensuring everyone has enough food; not as a charitable gift, but as a fundamental human right.
We are the Global Solidarity Alliance for Food, Health, and Social Justice. We’re a growing collective of foodbank workers, researchers and public policy advocates, and this podcast represents our voices.
A Human Rights Perspective on Corporate Food Aid – October 2023
Fian International, the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition, and the Global Solidarity Alliance for Food, Health and Social Justice have authored a report outlining the inherent challenges of corporate food aid. Corporations and governments are promoting and codifying a false link between food waste and food security. Together, they have ignored and exacerbated deeper structural problems associated with overproduction and food waste, created new financial incentives to uphold dysfunctional industrial models of food production, and captured charity as another vehicle to consolidate corporate control of the food system. This interdependence between public and private charitable food provisioning is a failed response to ensure food security for all, with its entrenchment undermining the state’s obligation to fulfill the human right to adequate food – and it must be challenged.