Following yesterday's news that twice as many people as last year are relying on charity food shops for their survival ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...?newsfeed=true ) comes today's news that teachers are finding more and more children are undernourished.
........... “While on lunch duty I often see scavenger pupils finishing off mates’ scraps as they haven’t eaten enough,” one teacher told the researchers. Others said that free school meals were often the only food that some students were given to eat - emphasising their importance at a time when the Children’s Society has warned that 120,000 families could lose free meals as a result of benefit reforms.More than one in four teachers said they regularly see children walking miles to school as they cannot afford transport. And more than two-thirds said that they often see pupils with holes in their shoes. One teacher said that he sees a primary school girl walk to school almost every day, a distance of at least four miles. Another told of how a pupil walked to school in the snow wearing just her socks because her shoes no longer fit her.
Several teachers reported buying food or clothing for pupils.
What a shocking picture of our country. Did any poster when they were younger, ever dream that our country would sink so low that thousands of families would need charity food parcels?
How long is it going to be before Cameron and Clegg feel the wrath of the British people? Or are we all going to wait until we ourselves are in the queue for a meal?