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8,500 Lunchboxes Given to MK Children In Need to Help Tackle Child Poverty Following Lib Dem Change

by Richard Greenwood on 26 August, 2020

A £25,000 Liberal Democrat budget amendment on MK Council has contributed to seeing children and young people in need in Milton Keynes receive lunches this summer.

By the end of this week, around 8,500 lunchboxes will have been issued to children, along with 1,000 food packs for young people.

Cllr Jane Carr with Lunch Packs

The initiative, which started in July, provides families in need with lunches over the summer holiday, and is being delivered through children’s centres. It is due to finish on 28 August.

Councillor Jane Carr, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Children & Families, and Chair of the Children & Young People Scrutiny Committee, said: “We are thrilled that the money we secured in the 2020/21 budget to tackle child hunger is being used to do exactly that.

The Newport Pagnell South councillor continued: “Children’s wellbeing is our priority, which is why we fought to secure this money in the budget, and also called for the Child Poverty Commission to be created last year.

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