Hospitality Industry: Half Term Heroes

Autumn half term found restaurants across the nation stepping up to the plate to support Marcus Rashford's End Child Food Poverty campaign.

By offering free child meals and packed lunches they ensured that thousands of children had at least one meal a day.

Among those who offered help was Southampton Indian restaurant Kuti’s Brasserie, where chancellor Rishi Sunak worked shifts as a waiter while a student.

With Conservative MPs rejecting a Labour motion in October calling for an extension of the free school meals scheme over the school holidays until Easter 2021, it is likely that the UK hospitality industry will again need to dig deep this Christmas.

Donations on an ongoing basis can be made to Fare Share and Magic Breakfast.