Photos showing food packages being sent to school children in the UK who are currently learning remotely have sparked outrage online, with many calling the parcels “shameful,” “cruel,” and “disgraceful.”
The parcels have been sent to students who would qualify for free school meals when attending school in person. Currently the UK is in its third national lockdown, with the majority of children remote learning (with the exception of children of key workers, who are still going to school).
Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United footballer and child food poverty campaigner, has heavily criticised the quality and quantity of the parcels, which have been provided by a government contractor called Chartwells, a food service company. Many on Twitter have also raised concerns. Read more…
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