AN ARTICLE FROM BIRMINGHAMLIVE
A Wolverhampton councillor is launching a project to make sure kids in her ward don’t go hungry this half-term.
Cllr Beverley Momenabadi has vowed she won’t let children go hungry, despite the Government’s choice to not fund free school meals over the holidays.
She has teamed up with local business ‘Fit Fast Fitness’ and further help from foodbanks such as the Elias Mattu Foundation and Excel Church to make sure there are no hungry tums during the break.
Conservative MPs of Wolverhampton voted against extending free school meals for children, although Ettingshall’s MP Pat McFadden voted to ensure children were fed.
However, those that were against the initiative won the vote and there will be no extension of free school meals over the holidays.
Cllr Beverley Momenabadi said: “The Government’s decision to let some of our most deprived children go hungry in the worst pandemic and recession of our lifetime is unimaginable.
“But, I want to do something about it so I’ve team up with local organisations to ensure no child in my ward goes hungry.
“I’ve had floods of messages from ordinary local people who also want to help, whether that’s to deliver food parcels or purchase food items for these children.
“So, if you are a family or know a family who will be hard it by the Government’s decision to let our children go hungry this half term and you live or go to school in Ettingshall then get in touch with me.”