Food poverty

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Breakfast with a slice of sobering reality | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ben Jennings’ cartoon | E-scooters on public streets | Tea over water | Old technology

25, Nov, 2022 @5:42 PM

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UK single parents skipping meals due to food price inflation, Which? finds
Consumer body says one in three lone parents forced to miss meals or visit food banks to make ends meet

Zoe Wood

24, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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‘I never thought we would go back to this’: Gordon Brown speaks out at Fife’s ‘bank of food banks’
Ex-PM laments need for vast warehouse as the next, necessary step in helping hard-up families in the grip of mounting poverty

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on insecure Britain: poverty makes people ill | Editorial
Editorial: Politicians must act on the clear connection between financial vulnerability and poor mental health

Editorial

10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Teachers reveal scale of pupils’ hunger as 100,000 frozen out of free school meals
Exclusive: Call for FSM income cap to be raised as children in England come to school with mouldy bread or even nothing

Sally Weale, Richard Adams and Patrick Butler

10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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How families on the breadline are ineligible for free school meals
Households in England must earn less than £7,400 a year before benefits and after tax to qualify, excluding 800,000 children in poverty

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Hungry children miss out on free meals – and struggling schools cannot help
Families from ‘working poor’ omitted from scheme, and costs crisis leaves schools powerless to subsidise them

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘The benefit is massive’: the school offering free meals to all students
Urswick school in Hackney says pupils are thriving under its policy, while another school offers evening meals to families

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Zayn Malik urges Rishi Sunak to give free school meals to all children in poverty
Bradford-born singer who relied on free school lunches urges PM to extend provision to all families on universal credit

Jamie Grierson

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Supermarkets must help those in England’s ‘food deserts’, says Which?
Consumer group’s research shows acute lack of access to healthy, affordable food in some areas

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

08, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Expand free school meals to combat rise in malnutrition, say health experts
Doctors and nurses report seeing hungry children on a daily basis as they urge government to act

Patrick Butler and Rowena Mason

03, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Families desperate as holiday food vouchers ‘axed’, teachers warn
Footballer Marcus Rashford’s victory on school meals is crumbling as English councils drop schemes

Anna Fazackerley

29, Oct, 2022 @9:51 PM

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