Commissioner and MPs call for extension of free school meals over summer holidays

Derren Hayes
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The government is facing growing pressure to extend funding for free school meals to all eligible children in England over the summer holidays in response to rising food poverty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anne Longfield called the government's decision not to extend free school meals as 'exceptionally short-sighted'. Image: Office of the Children's Commissioner for England
Anne Longfield called the government's decision not to extend free school meals as 'exceptionally short-sighted'. Image: Office of the Children's Commissioner for England

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