BREAKING: London Mayor Sadiq Khan announces extension to Free School Meals for All scheme. Learn more

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About the

Right now, Free School Meals for every child stop after year two. We know that when children are hungry they can’t learn. Why are children as young as seven denied something so essential to their learning?

We are a movement of educators, parents and concerned community members ready to put this right. 
The Government must step up and prioritise our children’s futures. 
Why do school dinners matter?
A good education stretches from the canteen to the classroom.

School dinners help children focus, connect with their peers and build bright futures. Our children learn together and play together - they should eat together too.

That’s the difference a hot and nutritious school dinner makes.
Why now?
Parents in this country work hard to provide for their kids. But with falling wages and rising costs, millions of families are struggling. 

Free School Meals for All would ensure every child has a hot dinner every day. And ease the pressure on families struggling to make ends meet. The Government has failed families and children in our communities. It’s time they stepped up.
A better future for our  children
Together we’ll ensure every child has what they need to learn. We’ll push the Government to lift up every child up so no child is left behind. 

That’s the future we want for our children and our schools. One where children eat together, learn together and grow together. 

How will this work

Find answers to our frequently asked questions about the Free School Meals for All campaign. Take a look at our FAQs


It’s simply not right that 3.9 million children in the UK – that’s 8 pupils in every class of 30 – are growing up trapped in poverty.

Find out how many children near you are caught in poverty’s grip, then ask your MP to act now.