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Ministers have been accused of “failing” schools after experiencing some disruptions and have been asked to stock up on tinned food amid supply chain issues – just a month into the new academic year.

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Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, wrote to Education Secretary Nadim Zahawi urging school governors and local councilors to meet to discuss the crisis, while Labor’s shadow education secretary Kate Green accused the Tories of “putting their heads in the sand”. Buried”. .

This comes after the emergence of one of Britain’s largest canteen suppliers wrote to the school’s catering staff advising them to top up on “long life, dried, tinned and frozen products to ensure Maybe some form of food will always be available”.


The ISS, which supplies 450 schools, said the availability of food for school canteens was being affected by a shortage of HGV drivers, as well as staff shortages and delays in imports, according to an email seen by ITV.

As a result, Ms Green called for a plan to recruit and train more lorry drivers to reduce the shortage, saying: “No school should be left without a supply of food, and no child should go hungry. “

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Schools asked to ‘stock tinned food’ amid fears of shortage

Schools have been urged to stock up on food ahead of anticipated shortages, accusing the government of “failing” those already facing supply disruptions.

One of the largest canteen suppliers in the UK has written to school catering staff advising them to stock up on frozen and tinned food to ensure children are fed properly in winter, reports Eleanor Sly.

The ISS, which supplies 450 schools, told parents in a statement that “their ability to continue to provide nutritious school meals is not being impacted by the well-publicized shortage of items that the UK is currently experiencing.” However a leaked email from the supplier – seen by ITV – suggests some schools are already being urged to immediately stock up on dried, freezer and tinned food.

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