proudly owning Avenue has slammed meagre free college meal parcels reportedly being despatched to households as “utterly unacceptable”.
The PM who was wrong-footed final 12 months by Mr Rashford’s profitable marketing campaign to increase a free college meals marketing campaign throughout lockdown, and once more in the summertime holidays.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman stated: “We’re conscious of these photographs circulating on social media.
“It’s clear that the contents of these meals parcels are utterly unacceptable.
“The Division for Schooling is wanting into this urgently and the minister for kids, Vicky Ford, is talking to the corporate accountable and they are going to be making it clear that bins like this shouldn’t be given to households.”
An image posted on Twitter by a lady calling herself @RoadsideMum confirmed objects together with bread, cheese, two carrots and a tin of baked beans. She claimed they have been price about £5.22 and have been supposed to feed her kids for 10 days.
Mr Rashford, who has described how free college dinners saved him going as a boy, reposted one other photographs of an identical hampers and tweeted: “Kids deserve higher than this.”
Sir Keir tweeted: “The pictures showing on-line of woefully insufficient free college meal parcels are a shame.
“The place is the cash going? This wants sorting instantly so households do not go hungry by means of lockdown.”
The Division for Schooling tweeted in response: “We’re wanting into this.
“We now have clear pointers and requirements for meals parcels, which we count on to be adopted. Parcels ought to be nutritious and include a various vary of meals.”
The organisation that delivered one of many hampers promised to research and tweeted: “Thanks for bringing this to our consideration, this doesn’t replicate the specification of one in every of our hampers.”
The Division of Well being stated it was investigating too.