Submitted by Ruth Murray on Sunday 25th October 2020
Published on Thursday 19th November 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 19th May 2021
Current Signatures: 21
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Allow parents to donate their children's free school meals to those in need.
Create a system which allows parents of children receiving universal infant free school meals (which are offered regardless of income) to opt out and for this money to be reallocated to support families with children who need meals during the school holidays.
Children are going hungry during the school holidays, and the government won't commit funds to extend free school meals during holidays. ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free school meals each school day, whether or not they need them.
If parents could opt out of their children receiving these meals, the money allocated for those meals could be transferred to families with children who need meals during the holidays – effectively donating their free school meals.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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