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Thank you for the School Lunch provision

8th September 2017

Foodbank

School Holiday ‘Lunch Box’ Initiative

 

          Thank you so much

Thank you to everyone who supported us with this trial initiative in providing the specific items requested.

We had 21 families indicating they would value this assistance during the six weeks of the Summer School Holidays when free lunches were no longer available.

With your help we were able to provide food for 54 children during the 6 week period. The food parcel contents included sufficient food to produce 3 days of hot meals and two days of packed lunches.

In addition to tinned and packet food we also provided, potatoes, fresh fruit and bread.

The feedback from those receiving the food was that it had been very much appreciated and had definitely helped reduce the financial stress that can result during this long holiday period.

Our thanks too to Sainsbury’s who through the newly established Food Hub assisted us during the final 3 weeks by providing food that had reached its Best Before date. This assisted us in reducing our expenditure on the amount of food needing to be purchased.

Thanks also to those who donated money to assist with the ‘fresh’ purchases.

Whitchurch Foodbank Trustees and Management Team

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