WEEKLY ROUND UP
20/02 – LONDON MAYOR ANNOUNCES FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Some really positive news was announced today when the Mayor of London announced that all primary school children in London will receive free school meals for the 2023/2024 academic year. More than 250,000 children and families will benefit from this move which will cost around £130 million.
Of course this has been well received from all corners and, hopefully, will put pressure on government to act on a national level.
“The cost of living crisis means families and children across our city are in desperate need of additional support. I have repeatedly urged the Government to provide free school meals to help already stretched families, but they have simply failed to act.”
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,
22/02 – A ROYAL VISITOR TO THE FELIX PROJECT
The Felix Project were delighted to welcome King Charles III to their Poplar depot in East London and show him around the facility and introduce him to their wonderful Gand of employees and volunteers. In addition he unveiled a freezer, one of 600 that will be distributed to community organisations throughout the UK and will be a game changer for many. This is part of a £1million fund that is supported by The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund.
Read more and view some pictures of the visit
FOOD FOUNDATION PODCAST
A great podcast from The Food Foundation which covers all aspects of the issues surrounding food. Free school meals, political campaigns, reports from the frontline of food banks it really has a great wealth of information.
RACE AGAINST HUNGER WITH THE TRUSSELL TRUST
Feeling energetic and what to stretch those legs ? Then why not take some exercise and raise money at the same time with The Trussell Trust ‘s Race Against Hunger run on April 1st. In teams or as an individual just run, or walk, the choice is yours. All money raised will help to end the need for food banks in the UK.