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Listen: Trussell Trust launches foodbank campaign

11th October 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Children complain of being hungry an average of four times every day and research out today says despite having something to eat as late as 7 pm* more than two-thirds of kids (67%) claim to have gone to bed feeling ‘ravenous’

A study of 1,000 school-aged kids found they often wake up hungry in the morning (88%) and told researchers they feel moody, tired and get easily distracted.

A further 34 per cent admitted they get irritated when they’re hungry and 29 per cent end up feeling annoyed.

The research was commissioned as part of its partnership with the Trussell Trust.

Heart-warmingly, if a child’s friend told them they were hungry 60 per cent would share their food with them.

They would also buy their friend some food with their pocket money or invite them to their home for a meal.

Johnny spoke to Garry Lemon, Director of Research and policy at the Trussell Trust: