House of Commons
Free school meals during the summer holidays
EDM #607
Tabled 15 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House recognises the work of Marcus Rashford and FareShare; notes their exceptional fundraising efforts that have seen thousands of meals distributed to school children who would normally be entitled to free school meals; further notes Mr Rashford's powerful letter to all Members of this House dated 15 June 2020 which highlights the 200,000 children that will have to miss a meal due to their parents not being able to access food during the covid-19 lockdown; notes with that regret that 45 per cent of BAME children now live in poverty; is concerned that school children across England are forced to go hungry with many families relying on food banks; calls on the Prime Minister to meet with Mr Rashford, representatives of FareShare and children who are entitled to free school meals as soon as possible; and urges the Government to bring forward a scheme to provide provision for children who would normally receive free school meals over the summer holidays.