Let's continue to support children through the school holidays

6 May 2020

We continue on our quest to keep DfE informed about the support families need during school closures. With Children's Food Campaign, we've written to Gavin Williamson to ask for help for families during the school holidays.

The letter which you can read here is signed by 23 organisations calling for additional funding to cover all the holiday periods until the end of August. This comes after the Food Foundation indicated that an estimated 5.1 million households with children had already experienced some form of hunger or food insecurity during the first four weeks of lockdown. 

The Welsh government has confirmed that it will provide funding to cover school holidays until 31 August so let's hope that DfE follows this lead.

Stay up to date with announcements on feeding children during school closures here.

In other news ...

Webinar: Return to School: Catering for Children in a Crisis this Friday!

20 May 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar at 11am this Friday 22nd May to hear imaginative ideas on how best to cater for pupils when returning to school.

Mayor supports urgent call to extend school meal holiday provision

22 May 2020

The Mayor of London has written to Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, regarding holiday provision.

CONFUSION OVER SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

1 June 2020

Over the half term break, the government seems to have changed its mind about supporting families entitled to free school meals