London news West London councils step in to help children at risk of hunger this half-term Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Local businesses and groups have also shown support for the campaign
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - MyWestLondon NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailCouncils across West London have stepped in to help children who may go hungry this October half-term following an outcry against the Government’s refusal to extend the support to struggling families. Labour councils Ealing and Hounslow, and Conservative council Hillingdon, in Boris Johnson’s own constituency, have announced they will be funding initiatives to ensure thousands of children at risk of hunger can receive food during the week break.
. A Hillingdon Council spokesperson told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the authority was contacting families eligible for the scheme, and will be distributing £15 supermarket vouchers for an estimated 8,000 children. They added: “We recognise that many residents are facing financial hardships at this time, so the council has introduced a food assistance scheme to support children from low-income families during the October half term, from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October." Sign up for all the latest stories in your email inbox here Residents can find further information on the council's website. Anyone who may be eligible but have not been contacted by 9am on Tuesday, October 27 are asked to call 01895 556000. In Hounslow, the council also confirmed it will cover free school meals support for families in need over the Christmas holidays.
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