'One million' kids going hungry

A leading children's charity has found that a million children are going hungry in Britain.

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Parents 'blamed for children going hungry'

  • Around three-fifths of parents questioned said they thought it was because the family did not have enough money to buy the food they needed.
  • A similar proportion said they thought it was because the family was buying low quality food as they were short of cash.
  • More than half (55.4%) said that it was because a parent was abusing drugs or alcohol which meant the child was being neglected.

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