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Support available over summer holidays to families at risk of food poverty in Devon

There are over 8.82 million pupils in schools in England. Roughly 1.4 million of these children are in receipt of Free School Meals and millions more are living in poverty. What happens to these children during the long summer school holidays? Some may not receive enough food, or the nutrition they need to live healthily.

Whilst the Government recognise this issue of ‘Holiday Hunger’ and the Department for Education has allocated £9.1 million to help to tackle the issue in some of the most deprived areas of England there is currently no allocation for the Devon County Council footprint

We are asking professionals to consider if families they are in contact with might be at risk of holiday hunger. We have collated a list of free or low-cost food providers in Devon which families can be signposted to for support over the summer.

"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."