Summer holiday surge in demand at region's food banks

Sharon Deeming visits her local food bank Credit: ITV Anglia

Food banks in our region are seeing a surge in demand over the summer, as families struggle to afford food for children who usually get free school meals.

It comes as a new survey suggests some parents on low incomes are skipping meals during the summer holidays, so their children can eat.

Single mum of three, Sharon, uses the Kettering Food Bank to help feeding her family - especially during the summer holidays.

Sharon says she skips meals 2-3 times a week during the summer holidays, so her children can eat properly.

You can watch Sarah Cooper's report on food banks here.

A recent survey suggests a third of parents with a household income of less than £25,000 have skipped a meal so their children can eat during the summer break. You can see the survey here: