Nearly a third of parents on low incomes miss a meal to feed their children, says report

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.

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