Nottingham City Council Stockpile School Dinners
10 September 2019, 18:29 | Updated: 10 September 2019, 18:35
The city council admit that they are stocking up on non-perishable items in case supply is affected by a possible no-deal Brexit.
Nottingham City Council say they are stockpiling school dinners in case of a no-deal Brexit.
They are stocking up on items that wont perish to avoid problems with supply in the event that Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
In a statement they told Capital that it is because they are responsible for feeding thousands of children a day, many of which rely on them for their main meal.
Councillor Sally Longford, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: "It's a pity that we're in this position in the first place. The Government has led us into deep confusion and uncertainty, and all we can do as a local authority is try to plan as best we can to support vulnerable people in Nottingham.
"Part of this involves stocking up on non-perishable items for school dinners in the event of supply issues if we leave the European Union with no deal. We feed thousands of children every day in our schools and this is the main meal of the day for many of them.
"Similar mitigation is in place for our meals-at-home service, while we are also maintaining a maximum fuel capacity to allow a continuation of council services for several weeks. Of course, all of this would be unnecessary if the Government would categorically rule out a no-deal Brexit."