The Food Foundation Free School Meal Campaign

The Food Foundation are launching a major campaign today calling for Free School Meals to be extended to help families struggling with the cost of living crisis.
12/10/2022

The Food Foundation

The Food Foundation

The Food Foundation are launching a major campaign today calling for Free School Meals to be extended to help families struggling with the cost of living crisis.

Around 800,000 children living in poverty are currently missing out on this vital  safety net because they do not meet the eligibility criteria for government support.

 

There is also a postcode lottery, as children who would be able to get a Free School Meal in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, miss out in England.

If you'd like to support the campaign The Food Foundation have drafted a message you can easily email your MP demanding action. The more politicians hear from the people they represent, the more likely they are to act to #FeedtheFuture.

Speaking of the media, you may have noticed The Food Foundation's joint survey with National Energy Action about the impact of food insecurity and fuel poverty on child health made national headlines with citations in 200 news outlets and more than 30 television broadcasts, including BBC Newsnight and Good Morning Britain.

 

Credit/Source: The Food Foundation October News-letter  

For further reading, go to: Expanding Free School Meals Would Generate up to £41.3 Billion for the Economy

 


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