LACA chair urges Chancellor to look again at school food funding

LACA, the school food people, has released a comment following the Autumn Budget statement that was announced yesterday by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

Brad Pearce, chair of LACA, stated, “Whilst LACA welcome the increase in funding for schools, it is very disappointing no extra money was provided for school meals. Caterers are facing historic food inflation, which funding has not kept up with.

'The cost of living crisis means that too many children are now going hungry. A hungry child cannot learn.'

Brad concluded, “Without an increase in funding, SME caterers are likely to find it difficult to continue operating. We urgently call on the Chancellor to reassess his position, and to meet with caterers to discuss the challenges they are facing.”