“We must act with urgency to stabilise the households of our vulnerable children. No child in the UK should be going to bed hungry. Whatever your feeling, opinion, or judgement, food poverty is never the child’s fault. Let’s protect our young. Let’s wrap arms around each other and stand together to say that this is unacceptable, that we are united in protecting our children. Together we can end this problem.”
Marcus Rashford MBE
Before Covid-19, 4.2 million children were living in poverty in the UK. That’s 9 in every classroom of 30.
2.3 million children experienced food insecurity between March and August 2020.
Two in five children in the UK living under the poverty line (1.3 million) are not eligible for Free School Meals.
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