Emily Dugan from the Independent reflects on usage statistics from Foodbanks last summer.Read the whole story
Happy International School Meals Day!
For ISMD this year, we've done two things to celebrate. We launched our brand new website (that's what you're looking at now!) and we asked some of our team of Lunch Makers, volunteers, staff and trustees to share their school dinner memories.Read the whole story
Connor visited his local Lunch Kitchen during February half term to drop off his younger siblings who were staying for food. The team invited him to stay...Read the whole story
Primarily, MakeLunch runs for the benefit of the children and families who receive meals at the Lunch Clubs. But anyone who's volunteered at a Kitchen, whether it was at the chopping board or round the games table, will tell you that the effects of Lunch Club go much further than that. Mike helps out at his local Lunch Kitchen in Thurrock, who published his story on their blog recently.Read the whole story
We've said it before, and we'll say it agan, MakeLunch would be nothing without our fabulous team of Lunch Makers - volunteers across the UK who give their time and energy to make sure our Lunch Kitchens run smoothly and safely serving their local communities. This summer, the Cinnamon Network made this video of Lunch Maker, Elle, as she ran the Thurrock Lunch Club.Read the whole story
As the summer holidays draw to a close, Jackie Long from Channel 4 News takes a look at the growing number of children living in poverty in the UK, focussing particularly on hunger and nutrition. One of our Lunch Kitchens featured in the report, with contributions from a mother and from some of the children.Read the whole story
While 21 Lunch Kitchens are in the midst of cooking and serving meals, it's great to know that the national media have picked up on the Holiday Hunger Gap and are starting to ask questions about what support is available for families who need it during the long summer holidays.
So a couple of weeks ago we welcomed the BBC to one of our Lunch Kitchens to show them what we're up to. The piece was broadcast on The World Tonight programme last night. Many thanks to Elle, Donna, Judith and the kids for their contributions.Read the whole story
One of our Kitchens in Surrey reminded us that food can be fun too! The children who came along enjoyed freshly baked pizza and some smiley faced fruit plates that they created themselves.Read the whole story