A British mum started a storm online after she shared a photo of the free school meal parcel her family got that was supposedly meant to be worth 30 pounds
What British food package wouldn’t be complete without a can of beans, right? Pity it doesn’t make up for the meager quantity of food. To be fair, Chartwells has apologized. They stated that the food was only meant to last a single school week, not two; however, they accepted the fact that an insufficient amount was delivered in some cases.
“This does not reflect the specification of one of our hampers,” the firm wrote on Twitter. They also specified what kind of nutritious food was supposed to arrive in the free school meal hampers. Chartwells is also not the only British firm to deliver food hampers to students while they’re distance-learning from home during the latest lockdown.
Chartwells also claims that instead of 30 pounds, the charge for food, distribution, and packaging was allegedly 10.50 pounds.
Footballer Rashford called the situation “unacceptable” and urged everyone to do better. Meanwhile, a representative of the Labour Party said that they have called upon the UK Government to restart the national food vouchers scheme.
Twitter users were astonished that this happened and commented online
Even footballer Marcus Rashford, known for his great support of free school meal vouchers, pitched in with his opinion
Other parents quickly shared photos of the food hampers their children received. The images are shocking
The Department for Education is looking into the situation while Chartwells, one of the firms delivering free food, apologized
Some Twitter users calculated how much the food in the photos was actually worth
Here’s what others said about the entire situation