New research by the Children's Society charity has found that two thirds (66%) of school staff say that teachers are providing pupils with food or money for meals if they turn up for lessons hungry.
One teacher told researchers: "They come to school and have not had breakfast. They take toast that they have not paid for because they are so hungry."
Another teacher said: "Last month I found two girls sat on the toilet floor sharing one's packed lunch because the other girl had no lunch money."
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