We have been shining a light on the underlying problems behind holiday hunger and the organisations tackling the issue all summer.
Now the summer is over and the kids have returned to school, we are taking our campaign to the next step – we are asking you to sign a petition to stop one of the most significant drivers of holiday hunger.
From what we’ve learned, it will take a significant increase in investment and a rethink of our food system to conquer the issue once and for all.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t make small changes to lift the burden that hard-up parents face every summer.
We have learned that the arrears system is a significant contributing factor to holiday hunger.
At the moment, there are 44,321 people on Universal Credit with childcare entitlement, and half a million families who will be able to claim when the roll-out of the controversial benefits system is completed.