Published On: Tue, Jan 12th, 2021

All these are by same company. Guess which is meant to be 10 days’ food for poor kids and which are for private schools. #RightToFood

Scandal of Tories’ treatment of poor children grows as company’s Instagram images of food in private schools are highlighted

Public outrage is growing over an image of a food pack – supposedly £30 worth – supplied by a private company contracted by the government, supposedly to provide ten days’ of nutrition for children in low-income families.

And images highlighted by journalist Dawn Foster on the company’s Instagram page are only likely to intensify that outrage.

The pictures show sumptuous meals provided by the same firm for the children of wealthy families in its private schools – guess which of the ‘meals’ below are for the poor children:

Jack Monroe, who teaches people to create the best meals they can on low incomes, showed what she could obtain for just £20 versus the government’s ‘£30’ packs – and without any ‘bulk buy’ discounts:

Labour MP Ian Byrne, who is working with footballer Marcus Rashford and others on a ‘#RightToFood’ campaign, has called on people to join the campaign and to sign his petition on the government website:

The MP spoke recently to SKWAWKBOX about his campaign, along with paediatrics professor Ian Sinha, who explained how poverty and hunger harm children even down to the level of their DNA:

Byrne is absolutely right: this can no longer be tolerated. Demand a #RightToFood for everyone in this country.

Edit: some are reporting that the parcels are only supposed to be for five days’ food. It’s scarcely less appalling.

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