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No child should wish for food this Christmas

They shouldn't, but unfortunately some will. The shocking reality is that many families across the UK are struggling to provide their children with enough food to eat, which is why we're launching this emergency appeal.

68% of Action for Children family support services are seeing children who are hungry and not getting regular meals.

Action for Children works with many children who don't eat regular hot meals. Their families are often facing some impossible choices like whether to pay their rent or heating bills, or pay for their weekly food shop. They can't do both. Can you imagine having to make such a decision?

There are vulnerable children across the UK who are facing a very bleak Christmas this year. They are hungry and worried, and desperately need your help.

With your support we can provide struggling families with emergency food parcels, making sure they have regular meals to eat. A gift of just £10 could pay for a week of hot meals for a hungry child, or help us to run breakfast clubs so children can get a healthy start to their day.

So please make a donation today and help us to be there for children as long as it takes. Because no child should have to wish for food - especially not at Christmas.

Read about Ryan's story and how Action for Children helped turn his life around.

On Wednesday our Director of Public Policy, Helen Donohoe, officially launched our Emergency Appeal on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour (we feature at the start of the programme at 1 minute 7 seconds). Listen to the interview in full