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Children eating

Published: Thursday, 17th October 2019

This October half term, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is making sure that our children don’t miss out on having a regular daily meal by providing free lunches in multiple locations daily.

We are once again supporting resident families by funding free healthy meals, ensuring they are available to children and young people every week day during this school holiday, from Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October. This means families who need our assistance with providing regular, nutritious meals to their children are continuing to receive it outside of school term time.

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Community Safety, said: “School holidays can be a financial struggle for many parents and carers across the country, and the Council recognises the important role we can play in providing extra support. This half term, we are pleased to be working with our partners to ensure young people don’t go hungry in the absence of free school meals.”

Meals will be freshly cooked and delivered to venues across the whole borough by Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA), in partnership with Greenwich Leisure Ltd. (GLL), Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) Youth Services, Clockhouse Community Centre and Woolwich Common Community Centre.

As before, children under 10 must be accompanied at the youth clubs and children under six will need to be accompanied at the adventure playgrounds.

Locations and timings can be found at: royalgreenwich.gov.uk/holidaymeals