It's a good day for a story about babies. The parable of the babies in the river tells of a settlement on a riverbank whose inhabitants began to notice infants floating downstream. As each one came by, someone would jump in and rescue it. As the days went by, more and more babies were pulled from the water, fed, clothed and taken care of to the best of the villagers' ability.
A few weeks ago I started a petition to get Parliament to debate hunger in the UK and why there's been a rise in the use of foodbanks. I thought I'd work steadily towards 100,000 signers over a few months and aim for a debate by Spring. How wrong was I?
Live Below the Line launches today, Tuesday 5 March 2013, so if you're not content with signing a petition when it comes to global poverty - how about taking on the challenge of eating for just one pound a day for five days?
'Freedom from Hunger: Realising the Right to Food in the UK', A lecture by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Professor Olivier de Schutter, will be given on Monday 18 February 2013 at Doughty Street Chambers in London, from 6.00 - 7.30pm.