Last week the government voted against extending free school meals for disadvantaged children during the holidays.
Over the past six months, during these testing times, 14% of parents and 10% of children have experienced food insecurity while 32% of families have also lost income due to the pandemic.
However, the government’s decision on children’s free school meals and the virus isn’t stopping Salford businesses from coming to the rescue.
Across Salford, many businesses and charities are lending a helping hand to those who need it, mostly by providing food and meals to children during the holidays.
From supermarkets to community centers, everybody is doing their bit to ensure children eat during half term.
Morrisons in Swinton is giving free packed lunches to Salford families.
The Salford network’s spirit has launched a fundraiser to create a holiday hunger package for families during half term.
Penelopes Deli, based in Media City, is also providing free meals to children within Salford, no questions asked.
It’s not only the Salford community and businesses that are helping out. Salford City Council has announced that families in receipt of free school meals can claim them during the half term and Christmas.
.@Salford_Mayor Paul Dennett has announced that families in receipt of free school meals can claim them during the half-term holiday next week and also Christmas.
See more at https://t.co/vnpQrt3HjB@MarcusRashford pic.twitter.com/RoSy8PKYKJ
— Salford City Council (@SalfordCouncil) October 23, 2020
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