26th Feb, 2021

Struggling Stratford families can receive food parcel during summer holidays

Laura Kearns 24th Jun, 2020

STRUGGLING families in Stratford can receive a weekly food parcel during the school summer holidays.

Stratford Foodbank and Stratford Churches Together will provide packages to families facing financial hardship.

It is an extension of the MakeLunch project which is provided by the United Reformed Church throughout the school holidays, but due to the pandemic hosting a hot meal is currently not possible.

Project leader Ann Jones said: “We were determined the pandemic would not stop us supporting families that need us, and we are delighted the foodbank is able to support us in this initiative.

“Since lockdown we have been working together to deliver food parcels to families who have previously made use of the MakeLunch club. However, we are aware the number of families facing similar difficulties may well increase during the summer months and we wanted to continue our support.

“Our intention is to relieve some of the worries facing local families currently. We are pleased by working with the foodbank we can reach out to families in this way.”

Along with a weekly food parcel delivery there will also be fresh food and an activity for children.

Those facing financial hardship or agencies working with families who need a parcel are asked to contact Ann Jones on 07580 557163 or email her at anncherryjones@yahoo.co.uk to be added to the delivery list.

Deliveries are expected to begin from July 20.

Visit www.facebook.com/SOAMakeLunch for more information.

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