‘It’s a godsend’: free meals for children across England as communities step up

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Dawn Grain (right), manager of the Rumour Cafe in Sheerness Kent, is assisted by local business owner, Danny Chamberlain, as she prepares bags containing free meals for distribution to children over the half term holidays. Local councils and businesses are continuing to pledge free food for children in need during this week’s half term break after the Government defeated a Labour motion to extend free school meals provision in England over the holidays (Gareth Fuller/PA)