Who's responsible for making sure kids don't go hungry? - why their parents of course.
Social services are like motorways - build 'em and they'll be used and impossible to revert.
A single mum with 2 kids was interviewed on TV - she said "my kids never go hungry and it makes me mad to see people using smartphones, driving their cars and watching Netflix and then say they can't afford to feed their kids"
She's right of course, although there are bound to be people that have slipped through the net and are genuinely hard up.
Of course, none of us wants to see kids starving, but we must ask why and address the real problem - parents that put other priorities before feeding their family.
During the pandemic, the very and relatively poor are no worse off because they will be the beneficiaries of Universal Credit anyway. However, if there are genuine cases out there Local Authorities must find them and provide support - making sure there is not a shiny new iPhone being used to make the appointment.