Free school meals to be available to all – regardless of income under proposed rules

According to Mirror, thousands more children could be entitled to free school meals under proposed changes to support households on low incomes on the back of soaring requests for foodbanks.

This is offered to those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, including many families on Universal Credit or income support – but typically not tax credits.

However, according to new research by the Mayor of London into food insecurity, around 400,000 children have “very low food security”.

In order to tackle the problem, and create a “zero-hunger city”, the London Assembly has approved a motion asking for Sadiq Khan to jointly write to the Secretary of State for Education to make the case for universal free school meals, for all school pupils.

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