Hundreds of children face going hungry this week as half term means they miss out on free school meals.

Food banks are braced for a huge surge in demand as families queue for handouts to feed their kids.

And the looming Tory tax credits bombshell could trigger a new wave of hungry households begging for help, campaigners warned.

Figures from Britain’s biggest food bank operator, the Trussell Trust, show volunteers fed nearly 5,000 extra youngsters over the summer holidays.

Experts warn hard-up parents struggle to afford an extra meal for their kids when they are off school.

Source: Food banks braced for surging demand as children go hungry during half-term without school meal – Mirror Online

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