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QPEC adds its support to “Feed the Kids” Bill

Press release: Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC)

QPEC adds its support to “Feed the Kids” Bill

QPEC is delighted to join the growing number of organisations supporting the “Feed the Kids” Bill.

QPEC notes that some 270,000 New Zealand children live in poverty with an estimated 80,000 going to school hungry each day. Last year the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty recommended the implementation of a strategy to supply food in low decile schools.

The “Feed the Kids” Bill argues for the introduction of nutritious, fully state-funded breakfast and lunch programmes into all decile 1 and 2 schools in New Zealand.

QPEC encourages the government to embrace this initiative. There is no sound reason for the government to not allow the Bill to go to Select Committee for consideration by the public on how public funds should be spent on behalf of our children.

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