COVID-19 emergency food response

by Angie Farrar in London, England, United Kingdom

COVID-19 emergency food response
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On 17th April 2020 we successfully raised £6,037 ( + est. £332.25 Gift Aid ) with 40 supporters in 28 days

Streatham Youth and Community Trust will provide a daily lunch to local children and families struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

by Angie Farrar in London, England, United Kingdom

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Provide a vital service for families who re struggling to cope during the COVID-19 crisis. Families on low income will not have been able to stockpile food and with the shelves bare in many supermarkets are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Many families cannot afford to give their children 3 meals a day, relying on free school meals as the main meal of the day, children will go hungry if measure aren't put in place. We will provide ready prepared healthy meals for the whole family. This project will be led by our Principal Youth Worker, Youth Work Apprentice and members of our youth club (young leaders). 

Streatham Youth and Community Trust have been working with children and families in Streatham since 1946. We deliver youth work, play work, young carers homework clubs and school holiday provision for families facing disadvantage. During school holidays we provide a service called Fit & Fed which comprises of 6 hours of fun physical activity and a healthy cooked lunch. We deliver this because many children go hungry during school holidays, especially those children who usually rely on a free school meal each day. As the schools have been forced to close and as families are facing increasing hardship due to the impact of COVID-19, we want to provide a lunch time service to families in need. We will prepare and deliver the lunches daily to families referred for the service through Early Help, Lambeth Social Services and local charity St Michael's Fellowship and to families who are already known to us. Our team is made up of qualified, enhanced dbs checked and committed people ready to deliver this project immediately. 

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