Supporting the local community with FareShare this Easter Bank Holiday
18 April 2019
18 April 2019
The Easter Holidays are traditionally spent with friends and family, but, for those facing loneliness and isolation the Easter Break can be tough.
Preston Road Family Community Association (PRFCA) in East Hull receive a regular delivery of food from FareShare. They use it to create healthy meals for their ‘Meals on Wheels’ service for older clients, some of whom are unable to leave the house because of illness or disability, and, as a result, can go for days without having anyone to talk to.
“When we deliver their meal, we’re also making sure that they’ve had at least one visitor that day, so we can help to make them feel less isolated,” says PRFCA volunteer Janine.
It’s not just older people PRFCA supports. If you are a family on a low income and your child receives a free school meal – when the holidays start there’s a sudden increase in cost, often as much as an additional £30 a week per child in food bills.
To tackle this, the charity also delivers food parcels to local families. “As well as offering support, we can deliver food parcels with enough tea, coffee, tins and so on, for four or five meals,” Janine explains.
Astley Lodge in Lancashire helps people facing homelessness. Senior Service Manager at Astley Lodge, Jill, explains: “The saddest thing is asking for something to eat because they aren’t able to feed themselves.”
“Now nobody need go hungry. We run breakfast clubs, which encourage those here to get up in a morning and kick start their day with a healthy breakfast, as well as Sunday lunches and curry nights.”
Help us get more good quality food to charities like PRFCA and Astley Lodge this Easter and donate what you can to FareShare here.
“When we deliver their meal, we’re also making sure that they’ve had at least one visitor that day, so we can help to make them feel less isolated.”