In England, 1.3 million children rely on Free School Meals. Parents know how important a healthy diet is for children – and for children from struggling families, these meals are a lifeline. Once school is out, these families’ children can get left behind.
Since schools closed because of the crisis, a voucher scheme has made sure these children don’t go hungry. Now, the Government is planning to take these vouchers away.
I’m calling on the Government to make sure no child goes hungry this summer by funding Free School Meals.
In the long-term we need to tackle the causes of child poverty. Right now, we need the Government to step up and make sure the 1.3 million children don’t go hungry this summer.