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Free meals distributed to stop children going hungry

Thousands of packed lunches are being given out for free in Plymouth this summer.

The food is being distributed as part of a scheme to stop children from going hungry in the school holidays.

Staff from the not-for-profit organisation that provides school meals in the city have volunteered their own time for the scheme.

Meals will be provided for children who normally get free school dinners.

Staff are volunteering to make sure children don't go hungry. Credit: ITV West Country
4500
free lunches are being handed out to children over the summer

This is the third consecutive year that CATERed have run the 'Big Summer Food Tour' initiative.

Ingredients for the lunches are provided free of charge by local and regional suppliers.

The meals will be distributed in parks and other public places. Credit: ITV West Country
300
bagged lunches will be given out on each of the tour dates

Organisers say the holidays can be an especially tough time for some parents.

Dates when volunteers will be distributing lunches can be found here.