Helping kids who go hungry in the holidays

Since we started funding projects to help children living in food poverty in the UK, we've heard some shocking stories about families who are unable to make ends meet where parents have to skip meals in order to feed their children. Take a look at the Daily Mirror's story this week about two of our partners who are trying to fill that gap. 

The innocent foundation is delighted to work with Make Lunch, a network of Lunch Kitchens providing meals during school holidays for children from low income families, many of whom rely on free school meals during term time. Since 2011 they have opened in 50 locations and served nearly 20,000 meals.

We're also funding the Trussell Trust to set up holiday meal clubs for parents and children, helping to support families in food poverty during the holidays as part of their More Than Food programme, which sees foodbanks widening their support beyond food.