Statistics show that around three million children in the UK face food insecurity this summer. FoodWise TLC have the pleasure of running free lunches throughout the summer in different locations in Woking and Sheerwater. At St. Andrew’s Church, Woking and St. Michaels Church in Sheerwater, we are supplying a two-course meal one day a week. Places are still available, so please do contact us for more information.
Children need good food every day of the year, yet statistics show that the Summer Holidays see some children going hungry. FoodWise TLC believe children deserve the best start in life and their health, wellbeing and opportunities should not be influenced by childhood hunger. The inability to consume a healthy balanced diet, providing adequate nutrients can impact a child’s development and ability to learn and grow.
Holiday hunger can have a huge impact on some families, with extra costs to provide three meals a day to the whole family pushing many households into food poverty and insecurity. Whilst many children are entitled to free school meals during term time, the holidays lack that provision. This is where FoodWise TLC aim to provide nutritious lunches for the children and families to enjoy, helping to ensure their bodies stay nourished.
Children are not in school for around 170 days a year. Sadly, some children return to school with degraded education, health and development compared to the beginning of the summer. And whilst larger cities provide projects and programmes for these families, often this support is not extended to smaller towns and cities. We feel very grateful to be supported by ASDA in Sheerwater to support us in providing such a pivotal delivery.
Are you in need of extra support this summer? Or perhaps you know of a family who might, please do share this information and spread the word to ensure families are given equal opportunities.
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