The government should have a "real think" about extending free school meals for children over half-term, the leader of Warwickshire County Council said.
Pressure has risen on Boris Johnson over his refusal to rethink the issue but he said they were supporting families through extra money for Universal Credit and the £63m given to councils.
In Warwickshire, county council leader Izzy Seccombe said it would support families this half-term.
"We've recently had a further £65,000. That will help us to cover this but it won't cover all of it and we've decided we want to do this ourselves so we're going to have to find the resources ourselves," she said.
The campaign, led by footballer Marcus Rashford, has led to firms promising to dish out free food to eligible children over half-term, which began on Monday in many areas.
They include coffee shop Picnic Box in Malvern. Owner Carly Weyman said she wanted to give back to the local community who had supported her.
"It just felt like something we could do to support the local community and those children that might go hungry this half-term," she said.