Published: Thursday, 31st January 2019

Kids in Greenwich don't have to worry where their next meal is coming from this half-term as the Council's mobile kitchen, Holiday Meals, returns to serve up another round of healthy free meals.

The kitchen made its debut during the summer holidays followed by the October half-term holidays when it served up delicious lunches to school-aged children from across the borough.

'Food poverty is a real issue'

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Council, said: "During term-time many of the borough's children benefit from a healthy free school lunch, but the holidays are a stressful time for parents struggling with austerity to pay for extra meals."

"Food poverty is a real issue for many families and with this scheme the Council can help to make sure that no child goes hungry. And, besides the obvious advantage of a full stomach, the children have a great time eating delicious food with their mates."

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the youth clubs and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the adventure playgrounds.

Serving days and times

Venue Day Time

Avery Hill Youth Centre
Anstridge Road SE9 2LL

Wednesday 20 February

4pm to 6pm

  Thursday 21 February 7pm to 9pm
  Friday 22 February 7pm to 9pm

Coldharbour Adventure Playground
The Course SE9 3JB

Monday 18 February 2pm

Clockhouse Community Centre
Defiance Walk, Royal Arsenal SE18 5QL

Wednesday 20 February 1pm

Glyndon Adventure Playground
Elmley Street SE18 7NN

Monday 18 February


  Wednesday 20 February 1pm
Hawksmoor Youth Club
Bentham Road, Thamesmead SE28 8AS

Wednesday 20 February

5pm to 7pm

  Thursday 21 February 6pm to 8pm

Plumstead Adventure Playground
Blendon Terrace SE18 7RS

Tuesday 19 February


  Thursday 21 February 1pm

Holiday Meals will once again be run by Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA) in partnership with Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), who are also part funding the project, and Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) Youth Services.