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The school holidays should be a fun and exciting time for children. However, in the UK today up to 3 million children are at risk of going hungry.*
In Bristol, reports show that food provision for families in need drops considerably over the summer. For parents of children who are normally eligible for Free School Meals, the summer can be a difficult time to make ends meet. The extra strain of added food costs, activities and child care can mean hard-working parents struggle to provide nutritious meals for their children. As a result, children in Bristol face hunger this summer.
The effects of holiday hunger last long after the summer, with low nutrition levels meaning kids find it hard to concentrate once they are back in the classroom.
Fun, accessible programmes which provide quality food to children along with activities can really help parents to care for their kids over the break.