Food (and Fun) In School Holidays
Through the foodbank and as part of food poverty network, the issue of hunger in the community became evident to us. Schools aren’t open during the school holidays and school children don’t get free school meals during this time, which led us to start FISH.
One day every week in school holidays, we offer free food and entertainment at Blackthorn Primary School. It isn’t exclusive to those who attend the school, local tots groups and other families come along to be fed an entertained.
We have had Chronicle and Echo reporting on this and Look East came and filmed us highlighting the needs of the community. We would like to expand FISH, but trying to double the number of volunteers and a school to host remain challenges. If you´d like to help on this please contact Paul Foster, the community pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org)