800,000 CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY URGENTLY NEED FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Yet 800,000 children in England aren’t eligible for free school meals, despite living in poverty.
Free school meals are a lifeline for families on low incomes. They help ensure children can grow and learn while also relieving pressure on tight family budgets.
Families living in poverty were already struggling before the cost-of-living crisis hit. Now they’re being forced into desperate situations. Parents have told us that they are skipping meals so that they can make sure their children can eat at least once a day.
It is vital the UK government expands free school meals to help support children who are living in poverty.