In October 2020, MPs spent the day in parliament arguing over whether the nation’s vulnerable children should be left to go hungry while schools were shut during lockdown. In an astonishing move, 322 politicians – all Tory – shot down the motion, cutting off access to vital free school meals for millions of schoolchildren stuck at home.
There was uproar. Marcus Rashford and other campaigners vented their “despair”. Even Nigel Farage questioned why the government was able to subsidise Eat Out to Help Out, but couldn’t give low income children lunch in the school holidays.
And two food bloggers in southeast London started plotting.
“We had a phone call the morning after they said they weren’t going to feed children where we were both just