Crowd gathers for ‘IF’ launch

THE Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Andrew Proud, the Mayor, Jenny Rynn and MP Alok Sharma officially launched the ‘Enough Food For Everyone – IF’ campaign at St Laurence’s Church last month.

The crowd celebrate the 'IF' launch at St Laurence's, Reading.

The crowd celebrate the ‘IF’ launch at St Laurence’s, Reading.

A crowd of people gathered as students from Leighton Park School played an especially composed tune for the local launch of the national, multi-agency campaign.
The idea behind IF is that the world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. It is estimated that almost 900 million people, about one in eight human beings on our planet, suffer from chronic hunger. IF brings together more than 100 charities and faith groups (including the Church of England) and is asking for change in four areas, some directly related to food production and distribution and some where the general improvements made could help improve people’s access to food as well.
At the same time, the Oxford Diocese’s Food Matters campaign was launched in an event at New Road Baptist Church in Oxford.

Read a full report on the launch of Food Matters.

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