Feeding Britain is determined that this year should be the last in which children in this country go hungry during the school holidays.

Read our latest report on Holiday Hunger: Ending Hunger in the Holidays

Read the draft of the School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill: Draft School Holidays Bill 


The Bill Set to End Holiday Hunger

Frank Field MP has presented the School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill, to require local authorities to facilitate the delivery of programmes that provide free meals and activities for children during school holidays.

The bill, which has cross-party backing from over 120 MPs, would give local authorities the duties and the resources they need to ensure that free meals and activities are provided during the holidays for children who might otherwise go hungry.

Next Steps

The bill will receive its second reading in the House of Commons Friday 19th January 2018 when MPs will have a chance to vote. The bill is most likely to pass into law if it carries support from the government; either in its own right, or included within a wider piece of legislation.

That is why Feeding Britain is campaigning to encourage MPs and the government to support the bill, to give it the best chance of being implemented.

How You Can Help

Contact your MP

Write, tweet, facebook, or email your MP before 19th January 2018 to ask them to support the bill. The specific asks are:

  • To make sure they are in the House to vote for the bill at its second reading on 19th January 2018.
  • To write to the Prime Minister to encourage her to adopt the bill as government legislation and ensure it passes into law.

Please note, that over 130 MPs have already pledged to support the bill. Please acknowledge this when you contact them, so that we can recognise those that are already committed to ending holiday hunger!

We have some printouts that you can send along to your MP to encourage them to support the bill. Just download the files below and either print them off and mail them or attach them to your email!

Contact your local authority

The bill would give local authorities the duties and resources to ensure holiday provision is there for all children who need it. If local authorities would like support or advice in starting to plan, or scale up, holiday provision in their area, they can contact Feeding Britain who would be happy to discuss with them, share ideas from our work around the country, and help connect them with relevant support.

Tweet about it

Join the conversation on twitter by using #HolidayProvisionBill 

MPs supporting the bill
See List of MPs Supporting the Bill
  1. Frank Field (Labour)
  2. Graham Brady (Conservative)
  3. Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party)
  4. Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour)
  5. Heidi Allen (Conservative)
  6. Nicky Morgan (Conservative)
  7. Sir Oliver Letwin (Conservative)
  8. Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
  9. Sir Nicholas Soames (Conservative)
  10. Dan Poulter (Conservative)
  11. Ruth Smeeth (Labour)
  12. Albert Owen (Labour)
  13. Alex Cunningham (Labour)
  14. Alex Sobel (Labour)
  15. Andy Slaughter (Labour)
  16. Angela Eagle (Labour)
  17. Ann Coffey (Labour)
  18. Anna McMorrin (Labour)
  19. Anna Turley (Labour)
  20. Bambos Charalambous (Labour)
  21. Barry Sheerman (Labour)
  22. Carol Monaghan (SNP)
  23. Caroline Lucas (Green)
  24. Caroline Spelman (Conservative)
  25. Carolyn Harris (Labour)
  26. Catherine McKinnell (Labour)
  27. Chris Williamson (Labour)
  28. Christopher Stephens (Scottish National Party)
  29. Clive Lewis (Labour)
  30. Conor McGinn (Labour)
  31. Dame Margaret Beckett (Labour)
  32. Dame Margaret Hodge (Labour)
  33. Dan Jarvis (Labour)
  34. Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
  35. Darren Jones (Labour)
  36. David Drew (Labour)
  37. David Linden (Scottish National Party)
  38. David Simpson (Democratic Unionist Party)
  39. Derek Twigg (Labour)
  40. Diana Johnson (Labour)
  41. Eleanor Smith (Labour)
  42. Emma Dent-Coad (Labour)
  43. Emma Hardy (Labour)
  44. Faisal Rashid (Labour)
  45. Gareth Snell (Labour)
  46. Gavin Robinson (DUP)
  47. Gavin Shuker (Labour)
  48. Geoffrey Cox (Conservative)
  49. George Howarth (Labour)
  50. Geraint Davies (Labour)
  51. Gill Furniss (Labour)
  52. Graham Jones (Labour)
  53. Grahame Morris (Labour)
  54. Helen Goodman (Labour)
  55. Helen Hayes (Labour)
  56. Helen Jones (Labour)
  57. Hugh Gaffney (Labour)
  58. Ian Austin (Labour)
  59. Ian Lucas (Labour)
  60. Ian Mearns (Labour)
  61. James Frith (Labour)
  62. Jared O'Mara (Labour)
  63. Jeremy Lefroy (Conservative)
  64. Jess Phillips (Labour)
  65. Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
  66. Jo Platt (Labour)
  67. Jo Stevens (Labour)
  68. Joan Ryan (Labour)
  69. John Grogan (Labour)
  70. John Howell (Conservative)
  71. John Mann (Labour)
  72. John Spellar (Labour)
  73. John Woodcock (Labour)
  74. Jon Cruddas (Labour)
  75. Jonathan Reynolds (Labour)
  76. Karen Buck (Labour)
  77. Kate Green (Labour)
  78. Kate Hoey (Labour)
  79. Kelvin Hopkins (Labour)
  80. Kerry McCarthy (Labour)
  81. Laura Smith (Labour)
  82. Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat)
  83. Lilian Greenwood (Labour)
  84. Lisa Nandy (Labour)
  85. Liz Kendall (Labour)
  86. Louise Ellman (Labour)
  87. Louise Haigh (Labour)
  88. Luciana Berger (Labour)
  89. Lucy Powell (Labour)
  90. Mark Hendrick (Labour)
  91. Marsha de Cordova (Labour)
  92. Matt Western (Labour)
  93. Matthew Pennycook (Labour)
  94. Mike Amesbury (Labour)
  95. Mike Kane (Labour)
  96. Neil Gray (Scottish National Party)
  97. Nigel Evans (Conservative)
  98. Paul Farrelly (Labour)
  99. Paul Williams (Labour)
  100. Philip Hollobone (Conservative)
  101. Preet Gill (Labour)
  102. Rachel Reeves (Labour)
  103. Richard Burden (Labour)
  104. Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour)
  105. Roger Godsiff (Labour)
  106. Ronnie Campbell (Labour)
  107. Rosie Cooper (Labour)
  108. Ruth Cadbury (Labour)
  109. Ruth George (Labour)
  110. Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party)
  111. Sandy Martin (Labour)
  112. Shabana Mahmood (Labour)
  113. Siobhan McDonagh (Labour)
  114. Sir David Amess (Conservative)
  115. Sir Henry Bellingham (Conservative)
  116. Stephen Hepburn (Labour)
  117. Stephen Morgan (Labour)
  118. Stephen Timms (Labour)
  119. Stephen Twigg (Labour)
  120. Steve Reed (Labour)
  121. Susan Elan Jones (Labour)
  122. Sylvia Hermon (Independent)
  123. Teresa Pearce (Labour)
  124. Thelma Walker (Labour)
  125. Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat)
  126. Tony Lloyd (Labour)
  127. Tulip Siddiq (Labour)
  128. Virendra Sharma (Labour)
  129. Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)
  130. Wes Streeting (Labour)
  131. Yasmin Qureshi (Labour)
  132. Zac Goldsmith (Conservative)

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