Statistics show that over 75,000 children and families are living in poverty in Leicestershire, Coventry and Solihull.
On a basic level, child poverty means parents can’t afford the basics of food, clothing and shelter.
Did you know that millions of children living in poverty have at least one employed parent? Low paid jobs and zero-hour contracts mean many working families live hand to mouth. The Covid-19 crisis - loss of jobs, closure of schools, bigger bills - will have pushed even more over the edge.
We Care Uk has teamed up with local authorities and schools in Leicestershire and Solihull to provide free school meals during half term. During the Easter half term 1,900 children have been supported with free school meals.