Skip to content

With fears over school closure and free school meal programmes being affected by coronavirus, charities are preparing to feed disadvantaged children. Feeding Britain, which runs a food poverty scheme in 12 areas across England is exploring emergency programmes similar to the ones which currently feed children during the school summer holidays. The Akshaya Patra Foundation which provides hot meals to London children during school holidays is also preparing for a crisis. Andrew Forsey, the national director of Feeding Britain, is quoted “For so many families now, schools are the first line of defence against hunger… There is early-stage planning going on around ensuring supplies of food and the extent of voluntary support that could be drawn upon if some schools do need to close.” The government has announced that school closures could be among the ‘distancing strategies’ employed in order to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Family Kids & Youth LLP
146 Freston Rd
London
W10 6TR
UK

Tel: +44 (0)207 183 0261

Email: victoria@kidsandyouth.com

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

OK Privacy Policy