Free packed lunches for children this summer

Monday 18 July 2022

Children can get a free packed lunch at libraries and leisure centres in Royal Greenwich this Summer as the council ensures food is available to any young person who needs it. 

Holiday meals can be picked up at lunchtime from sites all over the borough, with no forms or fuss for families. Simply turn up, tuck in and enjoy. 

There will be free activities on offer at libraries too, so there will be loads to for kids to get involved with once they’ve eaten.


Cllr Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “With the cost-of-living crisis looming for many families, the Royal Borough of Greenwich committed to providing food for young people to help families who may be struggling.  

“We believe it’s simply unacceptable that any child should have to go hungry just because they are not in school. 

“The last thing families need this summer is to be worried about providing food for their kids. This support is not provided by the Government, but we do it because it is the right thing to do.” 

Kids can choose from a selection of sandwiches, fruit and juices – there's something to cater for everyone’s taste 

Meals are served at libraries and adventure play centres throughout the Summer holidays.  

You can find your closest location on our website.