It was such an amazing day for the #TeamingUpForFamilies food collection. The sun was shining and everyone was having a great time at the #Hull&Proud event that took place in #WestPark before Hull FC match on Saturday 17th August 2019.
The generous public donated a huge 40 trays worth of ambient food, which will be used to support local families across Hull who are struggling with food poverty and insecurity. The food has been delivered to the FareShare depot to be sorted and packed ready for delivery.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated this weekend. In the UK, 4.7 million people are living in severe food insecure households, which means their food intake is greatly reduced and children regularly experience physical sensations of hunger. FareShare’s research shows that 46% of people accessing the services of our charity partners have gone a whole day without a proper meal in the last month. These figures show just how important your donations are to the families in Hull.
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FareShare Volunteer Mandy and Driver Alex with Linda from Endeavour who has been making the packed lunches.
This summer we have been working alongside Hull City Council to provide healthy pack lunches for school aged children across they city through a range of different providers.
With the help of our generous food donors we hope to have provided enough food to make almost 12,000 meals by the end of the six week summer holidays. These meals are vital, especially for the families who usually receive free school meals during term time. There are around 40 different organisations in Hull who have provided sessions for children to keep them active, engaged and fed throughout the summer break.
We still have a few weeks to go before children return to school, so there are still plenty of opportunities for local donors to get involved to help support this wonderful project.
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FareShare Hull & Humber, Hull City Council, Hull FC & Hull KR would like to invite you to support one of our recent projects- Teaming up for Families. The aim of the project is to encourage fans of the two major rugby teams in Hull to bring along ambient food donations when they attend the matches, which will then be used to support families within the city that are struggling with food poverty or insecurity.
The first round of collections at the matches in April proved to be a huge success- a whopping 72 trays worth of food was donated by the generous public. This food was then redistributed by FareShare to 9 schools across the city, to help support families who are struggling.
Following this success, we arranged two more collection days-
Saturday 17th August Hull FC
Sunday 8th September Hull KR
If you are attending these matches and would like to contribute to our food collection, please bring along just one tinned item. If every fan donated just one tin we would collect a massive 37,000 tins!
Please note* All donations must be in date. No fresh, chilled or frozen products will be accepted.
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This year FareShare Hull & Humber were lucky enough to be the chosen charity of two National Citizens Service teams, whose aim was to raise awareness of food poverty in the region, and raise funds for the Healthy Holidays programme.
The first team used surplus food to organise a bake sale, alongside a sponsored walk. The funds raised from these events was used to create healthy eating surplus food recipe booklets to be shared with the youth groups and children’s centers.
The second team promoted the work we do at FareShare, by engaging with the public and asking them what their perception of poverty is in 2019. The funds raised from their work is to be used to support the Healthy Holidays programme, and the Backpack Buddies organisation that provides food for families on a weekend.
We really appreciate all of the hard work that the teams from NCS, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact they have made on families this summer.
Summer should be a time of fun and excitement for children, but for many this is not the case.
For families whose children are eligible for free school meals, once school is out, this safety net is removed. Additional costs for activities and childcare can be a strain on families who are already working extra hard to provide the meals their kids would normally get at school. The effects on the children go beyond the holidays, with kids returning to school in September malnourished, tired and unable to learn.
This summer, we are working with Hull City Council who are running the Healthy Holidays programme across the city, by providing them with food to make 350 healthy packed lunches every day for the full 6 weeks holidays.
For more information about activities and events this summer http://www.hull.gov.uk/articles/healthy-holidays