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Over £1m owed in school meal debt

9
Jun
2022

Aberlour Children’s Charity has revealed that over £1m is owed by thousands of families across Scotland unable to pay for their children’s school meals.

New research commissioned by the charity outlines the extent of the school meal debt and highlights a worrying increase in hidden hunger amongst Scottish school pupils.

The research was conducted by Professor Morag Treanor from the Institute of Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University who reports that school meal debt is just “the tip of the iceberg for families”. Read the full press release here:

School Meal Debt Press Release