A new interactive map has been launched to help families find out where kids can eat for free over half term, following footballer Marcus Rashford's continued efforts to ensure youngsters don't go hungry.
Thousands of children in the United Kingdom receive free school meals due to their low income, but there is growing concern that when school is finishes for the Christmas holidays, the meals will end and children may go hungry.
Caroline Ansell quit as parliamentary private secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after backing a Labour motion to keep providing the meals.
After the government voted down plans to provide free school meals over the half term holiday, City of York Council has stepped in to help.
In a statement to BBC Newsnight, Rashford said: "Growing up we didn't have a lot, but we always had the safety net of the community".
Rashford's petition on child food poverty was approaching 800,000 names on Saturday evening.
Home Office minister Kit Malthouse said the Government was helping low-income families through the welfare system.
Rebecca Horton, owner of the Taste Sandwich Bar in Dingle in Liverpool, said she signed up to Rashford's campaign because she comes from a deprived area and wanted to support her community.
We know many local families are already facing extreme hardship as a result of the pandemic, and we are determined to give them the support they need.
In June 2020, children's charity Just for Kids Law published a report revealing that hundreds of vulnerable 16- and 17-year-olds aren't being taken into care.
West Midlands Tory mayor Andy Street said the Government should make "a clear decision" on whether it would or would not fund free school meals over holidays "well in advance".
Mr Bradley said the tweet, which has since been deleted, had been "totally taken out of context".
"I've had floods of messages from ordinary local people who also want to help, whether that's to deliver food parcels or purchase food items for these children".
He told BBC Breakfast: "I was merely making the point that there are kids who live in really chaotic situations, really hard lives, where actually giving them an unrestricted voucher to spend on whatever isn't helpful".