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PremierLeague-News.Com- The mum of two is helping those who were delivered the '£30 unacceptable' food parcels
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! This week there was uproar across the country over the ‘unacceptable’ lunch parcels sent to some families who qualify for free school meals. The scarce lunch parcels were photographed and shared online, which soon went viral with celebrities and MPs getting involved with the discussion about the cost of the food. Families were sent parcels which were meant to last around seven to 10 days for each child and were worth around £30. Although the pictures shared on social media painted a very different picture, with people estimating the cost to be around £5 instead. The outrage sparked the movement from the government to replace the parcels with free school meal vouchers instead. Locally, one mother from St Neots, Cambridgeshire has since stepped up in playing her part to help feed the children who she feels will be left hungry from the parcels they received. Read More Related Articles Mum slams free school meal food parcel branded 'woefully inadequate' Read More Related Articles Tesco announces six rules customers must follow or risk being turned away Chloe Jefferies, 30, received free school meals at school in St Neots when she was a child and now with two children of her own, she knows all too well what parents will be going through. She said: “As a single parent not in work, I know what it’s like when you’re outgoings are more than your income. It hurts your pride because as a parent all you want to do is provide for your kids and asking for help is a hard thing.” In a post to a St Neots Facebook group calling for action, Chloe wrote: “It absolutely breaks my heart to know that children are going without food whilst lockdown is happening. For some children, their meal at school was their only nutritious meal of the day and now it has been stopped. I know first hand how it feels to not eat so you can let your children eat instead.” She said no parent or child should feel hunger and asked the community to drop donations off to her house so she can distribute them.
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The free school meals food provided for one child for 10 days has been branded 'woefully inadequate' (Image: @RoadsideMum) She said: “It had to be done, so I didn’t give it a second thought. Peoples responses wanting to help has really humbled me.” The photos of food parcels delivered to families who would usually receive free school meals were branded 'unacceptable' by Free School Meals campaigner and footballer Marcus Rashford. The parcels were made by the firm Chartwells who has since apologised and agreed the parcel had fallen short on quantity. The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson stated vouchers will be available again instead of the Chartwells' parcels from next week.
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Marcus Rashford free school meals campaign - Government U-turns on free school meals during holidays Because of her call out Chloe is now working with the St Neots foodbank and business Diamond Hampers to collect and deliver parcels to those in need. The mum of two is also coordinating to provide freshly cooked meals which can be reheated, to lessen the burden of parents needing to home school their children as the January lockdown continues. Chloe said: “Free school meals helped me get the right food to be able to study at school and helped my parents. Back then the government greatly helped our family and free school meals help me and my children massively. “They would usually be given freshly cooked and balanced meals at school and some families simply can’t budget for a lockdown they don’t know will end.” To contact Chloe about donations reach out to her on Facebook at Chloe Ann.