Following the government’s decision not to continue the free school meals over the half-term break, local businesses have stepped in to provide food for those who need it the most.
Over the summer holidays, those children who would normally receive free school meals at school were also provided with free meals during the summer holidays.
Parliament voted down the Labour motion to continue the scheme to provide the meals with Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford backing a campaign to provide the free meals. Parliament voted 322 to 261 against the motion with local MP’s John Glen, Kit Malthouse, and Danny Kruger all voting not to provide the free school meals.
To make up the shortfall a number of local businesses have stepped up to the mark, below you can find details of who is helping and how you can contact them if you need it.
If your business is offering free meals for children during half term, please let us know so we can add you to our list and let people know. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org