It's the middle of the summer holidays. In fact, Scotland have decided that summer is over and headed back to school. For the 1.2 million children who rely on the Free School Meals they receive at school, this long holiday is tough. The added financial pressure that school closures place on families are significant.
Ever since we started MakeLunch we've been committed to finding ways to end holiday hunger (and hunger the rest of the time, and child poverty too, but one thing at a time!) and we've been gathering statistics, stories and information to challenge the government and policy makers to make some changes.
Frank Field MP has been leading an enquiry into holiday hunger this year and will be presenting a School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill to Parliament in September. The bill, which has cross-party backing, would give local authorities the duties and the resources they need to facilitate the delivery of programmes that provide free meals and activities for children who would otherwise go without.
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