They said they welcomed the initiative, but wanted vouchers made redeemable only for food and drink items as a replacement for school meals.
“Across the UK, Compass employees are playing an invaluable role in the country’s battle against coronavirus, ensuring NHS patients and staff are fed and their wards are kept clean, and supporting
Food for Life co-drafted the letter along with School Food Matters, Sustain, Food Foundation and Chefs in Schools calling for ‘urgent’ action.
Mellors caters for nearly 300 schools and they said were going to continue to provide a catering service for the schools that need one.
Rosie Duffield (MP for Canterbury) asked what measures were taken to monitor the number of children becoming eligible for free school meals.
The World Food Programme is a humanitarian organisation that delivers food assistance in emergencies. One in nine people in the world still do not have enough food to eat.
In a Procurement Policy Note (PPN), he says: “The current outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented and will have a significant impact on businesses of all sizes.
It has worked with schools, food suppliers, distributors and the Scottish Government over the last week.
Jodie, 16, who attends Trinity High School beat 11 other young chefs to win the title.