According to Mirror, three pupils in every primary school class will go without a heated home, warm winter coat or fresh food at Christmas.
A damning analysis of official figures by the charity Action for Children show almost one million kids from low-income families are facing festive misery.
Parents below the breadline will struggle to spend just £2 per day per child on food – despite the average school lunch costing £2.30 a day.
Action for Children’s CEO, Julie Bentley, said: “No parent should face the prospect of their youngster sitting in the cold without food at the end of a school day, or skip dinner themselves so their child has a meal.”
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