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Donated mobile phones to feed needy children
The public is being encouraged to donate old mobile phones to help raise money to feed a London child.
The parenting website Netmums and the charity Kids Company have joined forces to try to raise more than £1m to feed hungry and vulnerable children. They say each phone donated will provide a month's worth of meals for an at-risk child helped by Kids Company.
In a survey of 1,116 parents, Netmums found one in four (24%) knew of a child in their area who may be going hungry. Just under a third (29%) said they had seen a rise in children suffering "food insecurity" over the past two years.
Over the past 12 months, Kids Company, which works in deprived areas of the capital, has reported an increase of more than 200% in the number of vulnerable children using its services. The average age of the 17,000 children going to its centre is 10.
By coming together to launch the Mobiles for Meals campaign, the two organisations hope to raise extra funds for vulnerable children who may be going hungry.
Old mobiles can be taken to T-Mobile or Orange shops.