The right to food protects the right of all human beings to live in dignity, free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
Caritas believes that it is a scandal that nearly a billion people are hungry today in a world that has the resources to feed everyone. We look to the parable of the feeding of the multitude where there is abundance of food which it is our duty to share. The 164 national organisations that make up Caritas Internationalis are joining together in their first ever global campaign to call for an end to hunger by 2025.
We believe the best way to achieve this is for governments to guarantee food for all in their national laws by implementing the right to food.
The right to food is a human, legal and clearly defined right which gives rise to obligations of governments to reduce both chronic undernourishment and malnutrition.
The right to food protects the right of all human beings to live in dignity, free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The right to food is not about charity, but about ensuring that all people have the capacity to feed themselves in dignity.