It’s back-to-school, but here’s a hard truth: one in four of our teachers are secretly feeding their pupils because they are starving. So, whilst teachers dig into their own pockets, we ask the government: where’s the food?
I’m the new CEO of FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity. We work with the food industry to supply good to eat food, that would otherwise go to waste, to over 8,500 charities.
This network reaches every constituency across all four nations and consists of thousands of groups that provide after school, holiday, and breakfast clubs to children.
The survey of teachers we conducted is another indicator of how hard it is for many children today. As the cost-of-living soars, schools are increasingly shifting from hosting breakfast clubs to directing parents towards food banks and community support systems.