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.
To help combat the issue of Holiday Hunger, FareShare’s #ActiveAte programme is supplying food to over 400 holiday projects this summer, providing nutritious meals and snacks for approximately 50,000 children across the UK.
Volunteers will be in store handing out FareShare “shopping lists” with suggestions of what to donate and collecting donations from customers whilst spreading some Christmas cheer.
#GoodFoodDoesGood in so many ways. It not only enables our 10,943 charities to provide a hot meal to their beneficiaries, but can improve people’s physical and mental health, their wellbeing, their employment prospects, and a range of other positive outcomes.
FareShare wants the Government to #feedpeoplefirst and to provide a level playing field so that delivering good surplus food to charities like FareShare costs food companies the same as sending it to anaerobic digestion or animal feed.