Parents skip meals to feed children

BBC News are reporting that a Trussell Trust report has revealed the worries of having to pay for childcare and food during the six-week break.

The charity said demand on its 35 food banks in Wales peak during July and August, when there is no access to school dinners or breakfast clubs.

In response it has launched new holiday clubs to offer children activities and provide them with meals.

“Families who rely on free school meals during term time can find themselves facing hunger in the school holidays,” said Tony Graham, the Trussell Trust’s food bank network manager for Wales.

“No one knows the full scale of hunger in Wales during the school holidays, but these figures make one thing clear: many families are closer to crisis than we think.”

Mr Graham said that Trussell Trust’s latest figures should be a “wake up call”.

More at: Holiday hunger: Parents skip meals to feed children

What more can be done to prevent children going hungry this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Nellie

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