Summer should be a time of fun and excitement for children, but for many this is not the case. For families whose children are eligible for free school meals, once school is out, this safety net is removed.
Additional costs for activities and childcare can be a strain on families who are already working extra hard to provide the meals their kids would normally get at school. The effects on the children go beyond the holidays, with kids returning to school in September malnourished, tired and unable to learn.*
The projects we are supporting offer food and fun activities to ensure that children can enjoy their summer holidays on a full stomach and return to school happy and healthy.