Teachers in one of the most deprived boroughs in the country, will be coming in during the summer holidays to ensure children eat breakfast and tackle holiday hunger, Metro is reporting.
As many as 1.8 million school age children in the UK are at risk of hunger, living in households where funds for food are very limited, meaning many will go hungry during the summer break without free school meals.
Tracy Argent, headteacher at Woolmore Primary School in Tower Hamlets, says ‘more than half of the school’s children’s are eligible for free school meals’ in an area of high deprivation.
As a result of accessing a poverty fund and some support from the charity Magic Breakfast, the school is in a position to provide breakfast for pupils for 18 days of the summer holidays.
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