Nearly a third of parents with incomes less than £25,000 have said they have skipped a meal to ensure their children do not go hungry, according to a new study.
31 per cent of parents surveyed found parents had skipped at least one meal during the summer holidays with a further 62 per cent saying they could not always afford food when their children were no longer entitled to free school meals.
3 per cent of parents surveyed said the family had gone with a meal altogether to save money at least once.
For parents earning less than £15,000 the picture is even bleaker with 41 per cent going without food and nearly three quarters (73 per cent) saying they cannot buy food.
The report, “Isolation and Hunger: the impact of the school holidays on struggling families”, was commissioned by Kelloggs as part of their holiday breakfast club programme and has been presented to all 650 MPs.