The Guardian is reporting that City leaders have said some of England’s most vulnerable children could go hungry over the Easter holidays.
City leaders have said some of England’s most vulnerable children could go hungry over the Easter holidays because the UK government is refusing to fund free meals.
Councils have been told they can continue to provide free school meals during the break if they want to but will have to find the money themselves
The mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, and the leaders of Birmingham and Leeds city councils, Ian Ward and Judith Blake, have written to the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, asking him to rethink the policy.
Read full article here:- Council leaders call for funding for free school meals over Easter
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