Children are arriving at a school so hungry they are searching the bins for food, its head teacher has said. A cross-party group of MPs has called on the government to appoint a Minister for Hunger to deal with “food insecurity” especially among children. Siobhan Collingwood, head teacher of the school in Morecambe, Lancashire, said one in 10 of its pupils came from families using foodbanks. “Unfortunately I’ve got the faces behind the statistics,” she added. The Environmental Audit Committee highlighted 2017 Unicef figures showing 19% of children under 15 in the UK live with adults who struggle to buy food.
Source: UK poverty: Hungry children ‘eating from school bins’ – head teacher