IT has been appalling to see image after pathetic image of free school meal parcels that families across the country have been receiving.
The Prime Minister had the audacity to call the pictures “disgraceful” but, as Keir Starmer highlighted at Prime Minister’s Questions, the parcels were designed on Government guidelines.
The Tories need to stop placing the blame elsewhere and stand up and take responsibility for once.
The Government’s own guidance recommends a food parcel for children including less than £7-worth of food, despite funding for free school meals being £15 per child each week. Our families are being short-changed.
The Government needs to trust families and enable a system of cash payments for free school meals while schools are closed to most pupils, ending the scandal of inadequate food parcels and giving families choice over how to receive support.
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