The First Minister has announced that over 20 million additional meals have been served since the rollout of universal free meals to all primary pupils in Wales began in September 2022.

All primary school children and over 6,000 nursery-age pupils attending a maintained school will be eligible for free meals by September 2024. New figures now show 19 of Wales’ 22 local authorities are already reaching all eligible pupils.

“No child should go hungry,” said First Minister Vaughan Gething.