The Caroline Walker Trust is raising funds for activities that improve the quality of after-school and holiday food provision for children living in poverty and low-income families. The Trust is also acutely aware that due to the recent rise in the cost of living, more children will be in need of adequate nutritious food during term breaks.
So, join us and host a healthy afternoon tea with family, friends and colleagues at your work, local school, community centre, place of worship, park, club or café to support activities that provide healthier food options for children after school and during the holidays.
Over four million children in the UK already live below the breadline and go hungry every holiday. In some areas, over a third of school children would normally have access to a free school meal during term time. For many, this may also be their only meal. Unfortunately, school breaks hit them particularly hard, forcing them to go without adequate food. For those from low incomes, after-school club food provision may be the last chance to eat. For those without afterschool programmes or clubs, cheap food options often comprise unhealthy takeaway options, leading to obesity and rising health inequalities at an early age.
The number of children in poverty is set to increase over the coming months as the uncertainty of employment and cost of living crisis continues. It may be that after schools care will be their last meal of the day. The Caroline Walker Trust aims to improve after-school food, holiday and term break food provision for children living in poverty and from low incomes.
You can make a massive difference in the lives of children by hosting a healthy afternoon tea at your work, school or favourite community organisation.
All the monies raised will provide the following;
- After-school projects supporting healthier food options for children from low income-based families,
- Activities which support and improve the quality of holiday food provision for children living in poverty,
- Resources, information and expertise to enhance food quality and improve the nation’s health.
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