Tackling Holiday Hunger!

  Posted on 20th March 2018

Join us at West Greenwich Library on 21st March from 2.15 – 4.30 to help us explore ways to tackle holiday hunger in the borough.

An estimated 16,585 children in Greenwich are at risk of food poverty.  For many, this risk increases during school holidays when they do not receive their free school meals. For other children in low-income families not eligible for free school meals, hunger may be more continually present. This lack of food, or poor-quality food, impacts children in several significant ways, including:

  • Poor growth and development,
  • Increased childhood illness,
  • Overweight and obesity,
  • A more pronounced summer holiday learning gap,
  • Poor concentration and behaviour in class, when returning to school, leading to poor educational attainment.

We are asking for anyone with an interest in this issue to come along on the 21st to help think of ways to address this issue, so…..

What do you want to do to address holiday hunger?

  • Identify one key action you will take following this meeting.
  • What are your next steps?
  • What support do you need from Good Food in Greenwich to make this happen?

 

And stay tuned as we will be posting our new ‘How to’ guide for anyone wanting to set up a club over the summer

AND!! if you want to hear more on this subject you can listen to this webinar on holiday meals brought to you by Sustain and the Food Power project. There are also other amazing webinars on food poverty and what we can do, so please check it out!

 

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