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