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Join Mary J. in signing this petition.

To: Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson

Commit to free school meals over ALL school holidays

Commit to funding free school meal vouchers over all school holidays - so that no child in England is left hungry.

Why is this important?

It’s almost impossible to believe, but once again the government has opened up a new free school meals fiasco. Headteachers in England have been told not to provide free school meals for the children who need them over the half-term holiday next month. Instead they want councils to trial a new scheme especially for half term, which creates huge confusion and risks leaving children hungry.

Children can’t learn on empty stomachs.

Huge public pressure has meant that the government has already U-turned on their decision not to provide free school meals vouchers during the holidays. And just yesterday they U-turned on their decision to send out inadequate food parcels, and instead agreed to send out vouchers in term time again. If thousands of us sign this petition, it could be enough to force them to do the right thing again.

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Reasons for signing

  • This is getting boring. It's simple. Free meals for kids that need them when they need them. Just do it...
  • They should have used the millions payed to their ‘mates’ for supplying dodgy PPE.
  • No child should go hungry in our century

Updates

2021-01-23 11:53:21 +0000

50,000 signatures reached

2021-01-16 18:31:34 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2021-01-15 21:29:00 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2021-01-15 20:00:37 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2021-01-15 12:02:19 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-01-14 17:58:04 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-01-14 16:01:38 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-01-14 15:51:04 +0000

50 signatures reached

2021-01-14 15:48:09 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-01-14 15:04:00 +0000

10 signatures reached