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Fair and Square: Free school meals for all children in poverty
The government has announced that all children in reception, years 1 and 2 will be entitled to a free school meal. This means an extra 1.4 million children will be able to rely on at least one free, nutritious meal every school day.
This is a huge step forward for children and their families, and is fantastic news for our Fair and Square campaign.
Your support makes a difference
Fair and Square has had great support from individuals, trade unions, newspapers, charities and politicians. By working together, we put free school meals firmly on the agenda, and made a compelling case for today’s announcement. Our work won’t stop here. We will keep calling for all children in poverty to get a free school meal.
We know what we can achieve when we act together, so join our campaign today.
What is Fair and Square?
Our Fair and Square campaign aims to ensure that all children in need of a free school meal receive one.
Free school meals are a crucial entitlement for families living in poverty. These meals help to ensure that children from the lowest-income families receive warm, nutritious food in the middle of the day.
More than half of all school-age children living in poverty aren't getting free school meals. These 1.2 million children may not be eating a single nutritious meal all day.
Help ensure that all children in poverty receive a free school meal – join our campaign today.