Can your company donate food to help children facing hunger over the school holidays?
As well as your surplus we need additional contributions in key food groups to meet our greatly increased demand over the summer months.
Because many of the holiday schemes we support don’t have kitchen facilities, we are in particular need of ambient low sugar snacks and ready to eat fruit. The essential items we need are:
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.
Here’s just a snippet of the coverage our ActiveAte holiday hunger campaign received in 2018
We couldn’t do the work we do without the continued support of our food partners. If you’re a food company and are able to contribute products to support our holiday hunger programme
*Source: Hungry Holidays, a report on hunger among children during school holidays by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger