“A primary school has set up a food bank for hungry kids whose parents are struggling under austerity.
Head Debbie Whiting launched it after seeing pupils so famished they were stealing from other children’s packed lunches.
“You can’t learn if you’re hungry,” she said. “Children need to be fed, clothed and warm.”
The food bank at North Denes juniors in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, is thought to be the first at a British school.
Staff and some parents donate extra items from their shopping and a charity has given £1,500.
Mum Sadie Carter, who has two children at the school, said she fell to “rock bottom” after running out of money and was “crying for days”.
She said: “I didn’t know what to do. Then the school came to help.” ….