#ActiveAte school holidays: providing food and fun to 50,000 children a week
24 August 2018
24 August 2018
How does FareShare’s food help holiday clubs for children like Caius House in Battersea? Watch our latest video to see the incredible impact of our #ActiveAte programme.
In June, we launched #ActiveAte, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of holiday hunger and increase our provision of meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer. We expected to feed 20,000 children this summer. Now we’re feeding 50,000 each week – and you can help us reach even more.
Last year, we supported 200 charities – but more than 350 holiday programmes across the UK have now signed up to receive regular food deliveries. And if you count the additional support we provide through our FareShare Go scheme, the number rises to 1,000 projects, and 160,000 children being fed every week!
This year’s figures in comparison to 2017 demonstrate the glaring need for food provision in our communities across the UK. Many families struggle with the increased costs of food and childcare over the school holidays, and amazing projects across the UK provide vital support in the form of food and activities children can access for free.
To find out more and donate to FareShare’s ActiveAte campaign, visit fareshare.org.uk/ActiveAte
“The food not only benefits the children, but benefits their families, benefits their friends, and benefits the whole wider community.”
Sherene, Caius House