Food (and Fun) In School Holidays


Through the foodbank and as part of food poverty network, the issue of hunger that goes on in the community, became evident to us. Schools aren’t open during the school holidays; school children don’t get free school meals during the holidays, 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 is the challenge, and a school to host. If you´d like to help on this contact Paul Foster, the community pastor (

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