Food Poverty - Free/Low Cost Food During the Summer Holidays
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There are over 1.5 million children in receipt of Free School Meals in the UK and millions more living in poverty. What will happen to these children during the school holidays? Some may not receive enough food, or the nutrition they need to live healthily.
A poor diet over the holidays is likely to influence a child’s learning, health and opportunities when they return to school.
Food poverty is a complex issue – a few key issues have contributed to the problem, including in-work poverty, low incomes, welfare reform, unhealthy food environments, increased fuel and food prices, absence of free school meals in holidays and cost of transport.
Devon County Council have collated a list of free or low cost food providers in Devon which families can be signposted to for support over the summer.
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