MakeLunch Patron, Lindsay Graham gives a brief update on the School Holidays Bill brought by Birkenhead MP Frank Field last week.Read the whole story
Last Thursday 14th December Feeding Britain held an event in Parliament on holiday hunger. The purpose of the event was to foster support from MPs for the second reading of the holiday provision bill on 19th January 2018 and to launch Feeding Britain’s latest report on holiday hunger. Stephanie Denning was there and has shared some thoughts and updates.Read the whole story
It's the middle of the summer holidays. In fact, Scotland have decided that summer is over and headed back to school. For the 1.2 million children who rely on the Free School Meals they receive at school, this long holiday is tough. The added financial pressure that school closures place on families are significant.
Ever since we started MakeLunch we've been committed to finding ways to end holiday hunger (and hunger the rest of the time, and child poverty too, but one thing at a time!) and we've been gathering statistics, stories and information to challenge the government and policy makers to make some changes.
Frank Field MP has been leading an enquiry into holiday hunger this year and will be presenting a School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill to Parliament in September. The bill, which has cross-party backing, would give local authorities the duties and the resources they need to facilitate the delivery of programmes that provide free meals and activities for children who would otherwise go without.
So we need your help.Read the whole story
MakeLunch welcomes the publication of the findings from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Hunger's recent inquiry into holiday hunger. Find out what the inquiry discovered and the changes they're proposing...Read the whole story
A number of Lunch Makers and MakeLunch staff were able to attend the UK CEO Cook Off, organised by the Jamie Oliver Foundation and UK Harvest...Read the whole story
Today, we've got our happy face on as we had our 50,000th meal reported. That's right, since 2011, our teams of volunteers all over the U.K. have served a whopping 50,000 meals to children who might otherwise have gone hungry.Read the whole story
At the DSC Social Change Awards last night, they also presented awards to outstanding volunteers who serve their communities tirelessly. We were asked to nominate one of our volunteers. Choosing just one might be one of the hardest things we've ever had to do - we've got such an amazing team of volunteer Lunch Makers who cook, shop, clean, chop, run activities, do admin and so much more to make our Lunch Kitchens happen.Read the whole story
We're really excited to be runners up at the Social Change Awards for 2017.Read the whole story