Please note that the Campaign for Food Equality display is temporarily closed due to building maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
On display: Campaign for Food Equality
The Food Equality display is part of our Campaign for Change, raising awareness and funds to support Londoners of all ages to access good food at home and reduce food insecurity.
Until Sunday 29 October
Lower Branson Coates | Free
The cost of living crisis has hit the country hard with many households regularly running out of money for essentials, including food. The right to food is recognised as a Global Human Right – everyone should have the ability to feed themselves with dignity, choosing the foods that they want to eat.
Using objects from our collection, this display explores food equality, access to food, and eating sustainably. From beer warmers to cookery books, to rationing pamphlets and account books we explore food, cooking through time, and the ways in which people have coped with food scarcity.
The display also focuses on the story of food banks and why they exist. Museum of the Home hosts the Hackney Foodbank every week, and the products displayed in the case are all items that can be donated to Hackney Foodbank to help the local community.
"What we cook and eat at home has a big impact on our health and wellbeing. Yet many Londoners are not able to eat well at home. Poverty and inequality can play a part in this. That’s why we must address the causes of poverty and inequality. This includes developing long-term solutions to the issue of household food insecurity".
- London Food Strategy
About the Campaign for Change: Food Equality
Food Equality is the focus of our five-year Campaign for Change, supporting Londoners of all ages to access good food at home and reduce food insecurity.
The fundraiser contributes towards work with front-line charities; using the Museum’s platform and wide reach to challenge perceptions of hunger; and creating opportunities to come together, learn from others and celebrate diverse cuisines.