Council to support free school meals over holidays

Published: 26 October 2020

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Derby City Council has announced that it is working with partners to support the distribution of free parcels or meals for those eligible for free school meals during the October half term and the Christmas school holidays.

Building on the strong partnership work across the city in the spring  which created the Community Hub,  Food 4 Thought, along with faith groups and other local businesses, have pulled out all the stops to prepare hundreds of food parcels in just a few days and will be working hard over the coming days to help ensure no child goes hungry.

If you are in need as an individual or a family with children this half term please contact The Community Hub on 01332 640000 and press option 5. The offer is either a food parcel or meals.

Cllr Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said:

“We absolutely agree that no child should go to sleep hungry. Last week the Council asked Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance, with whom we have been working very closely during the COVID-19 crisis, to scope the implications of them being able to provide food for children entitled to Free School Meals both over half term and Christmas. They have taken up this challenge and we are urgently pursuing this together.”

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