Children given free meals in school holidays

The BBC reports that school children in some of the most deprived parts of Wales are getting free school meals during the summer holidays, paid for by the Welsh government.

It has put £500,000 of its education budget into these lunch clubs, which include all-day activities.

A report by MPs earlier this year said that up to three million children across the UK risked going hungry in the holidays.

Watch the video here Children given free meals in school holidays

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  1. Julie-ann Hewitt

    I live in Bolton and a charity, Urban Outreach, has been providing free lunches for all eligible pupils for the last 4 years. An army of volunteers, including local businesses, support the venture by helping make the sandwiches and delivering them to the various centres that give them out.

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