I want you all to start off by taking a good look around in the audience. Hello, my name is Frederik Villefrance.
I’m a student at the University of Cambridge and a member of their debate team. I am thankful for being invited to such an event and to have the opportunity to raise awareness of some of the challenges we have in our society.
Tens of thousands of families in the UK do not have enough food to live on and the amount of families in the same situation is only increasing as there have been reductions in the welfare support year on year.
It is a fundamental human right to have the right to food but still, this remains unrealized for an increasing number of people including families with children.
To put it in a perspective that may give a better insight, UK’s biggest food bank charity has documented a 5,146 percent increase in emergency food parcels distributed between 2008 and 2018.