More children going hungry in school holidays, survey finds

Growing numbers of children are not getting enough food to eat over the school holidays, research has found.

A survey of 657 secondary school teachers by the National Education Union (NEU) found that teachers thought holiday hunger is affecting more children now than three years ago and there is a strong concern that local initiatives designed to tackle it – including food banks – are not equipped to meet demand.

Nearly six out of 10 teachers said children in their school experienced holiday hunger, with 51 per cent of respondents stating that in the last three years the situation in their school had got worse and 26 per cent saying it had stayed the same.

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