Holiday hunger is an increasing concern for schools. For pupils who receive Free School Meals, the end of term brings with it the possibility of isolation and added financial pressure for families.
According to research carried out by Kelloggs and Trussell Trust, on average, teachers are worried that 1 in 8 children are not getting enough to eat in the school holidays.
39% of teachers in this study say there are pupils in their school who are going hungry during the holidays. (Kelloggs, 2015)
Since 2011, MakeLunch have been training and equipping community groups across England, Scotland and Wales to run meal provision programmes that support vulnerable families in the school holidays. So far, over 50,000 meals have been served to children through partners based in over 100 locations across the country. But there is more to be done.
MakeLunch provide a comprehensive training package that has been tailored to use in a school context; the model consists of a half day training programme which is supported by a toolkit of resources based on five years of experience in running holiday meal schemes. The training will include time to work with your team to create an action plan to deliver holiday provision in your school.
Training for schools is currently available at the special introductory price. To find out more, download our information pack.
For any questions and to book your training, contact Hannah today.