“Children cannot keep being failed by the government when their lives have barely begun.
Now more than ever, families are struggling to make ends meet but the lack of nutritional support being provided by these meals is an abomination.
We cannot let children go hungry during this lockdown and we cannot treat children as an afterthought again. Their education has already been impacted by the lack of IT resources being provided in this lockdown and now we are setting children up for a day of malnutrition where they will be unable to concentrate on learning.
It now looks like the government has been unable to learn from the last lockdowns either. Parents know what is best for their children so in the same way children should be provided with devices to access their education, they should also be provided with national vouchers for free school meals until children can return to school safely.”