Published: Wednesday, 16th March 2022

Free holiday meals will be available throughout the Easter holidays as the council ensures no child goes hungry just because they’re not in school.

Delicious and nutritious lunches can be collected from libraries and leisure centres across the borough, at no cost to families.   

There are no forms to fill in and no prior sign up required – it's as easy as turning up and tucking in.   

Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “Our Holiday Meal scheme is not a new project, we do this every half-term and school holiday.  We do this because it is the right thing to do for our children and young people.   

“There is a cost-of-living crisis looming, and the last thing parents and carers need is to worry about providing extra lunches because their kids are not in school.  We’re committed to doing what we can to ending food insecurity, and this scheme is open to any family who needs a helping hand.”  

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, added: “I’m proud of our record around holiday hunger. In an ideal world, this project would not be necessary – but sadly we know it very much is, and I’ve seen the demand for it first-hand.  

“We receive no direct government funding to provide these meals, but we stand committed to ensuring that no child has to go without a nutritious lunch simply because it’s a school holiday.   

“Check our website to find your closest serving location.”  

Meals will be available Monday to Friday during the Easter holidays, excluding the bank holiday on Friday 15 April.   

All locations and times can be seen here:

Woolwich Centre 
Monday to Friday: 12pm  

Thamesmere Library   
Monday to Friday: 12pm  

Plumstead Centre   
Monday to Friday: 12pm 

Eltham Centre     
Monday to Friday 12pm 

Plumstead Adventure Play Centre   
Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm 

Woolwich Adventure Play Centre   
Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm  

Glyndon Adventure Play Centre    
Tuesday and Thursday:  2pm 

Coldharbour Adventure Play Centre   
Monday and Wednesday: 2pm 

Meridian Adventure Play Centre   
Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm