PARENTS in Worcestershire have reacted to the food parcels they have received for their children whilst schools remain closed.

The food parcels are being provided by the government following footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to ensure children across the country continue to receive free school meals during the holidays while the pandemic continues.

One parent from Redditch said she was "really pleased" with the parcel she received for her daughter from RSA Academy Arrow Vale.

Elsewhere in Worcestershire, another pleased parent from Stourport said their school is "providing food parcels which we go shopping for and hot food everyday to our needy kids."

Another Facebook user from Stourport said they are receiving vouchers. They said: "I prefer the vouchers though as I can get what they actually eat with them."

One Worcestershire parents said she hasn't received a parcel for her child yet, and that she is expected to get it at the end of the week.

Many parents have shared their frustration with 'inadequate' food hampers given to children across the country, including campaigner Marcus Rashford.

Sharing a photograph of a parcel on Twitter, he wrote: “3 days of food for 1 family… Just not good enough."

A spokesman for the Department of Education said: “We have clear guidelines and standards for food parcels, which we expect to be followed. Parcels should be nutritious and contain a varied range of food.” Children’s Minister Vicky Ford said on Twitter: “I will be looking into this urgently - food parcels should cover all lunchtime meals and be nutritious - we’ve increased funding for parcels and will support local vouchers.”