Cafes and restaurants in Clevedon are offering free meals to children in need over the October half-term, following a high-profile campaign started by the footballer Marcus Rashford.
Free school meals are provided in term time to the children of parents who are on a range of benefits or meet certain other criteria – and that continues to be the case. Marcus Rashford has been campaigning for free meals to be provided for the same children in England during the school holidays too, with an online campaign to keep the scheme running through the holidays.
Earlier this week, MPs voted not to extend the free school meals scheme in England. In response, a number of local businesses in Clevedon are welcoming those in need this half term.
FSM families qualify for our community hot meals as a one off over the holidays or longer term. Yummy and nutritious meals for the whole household. Clevedon Aid are also are able to provide additional support for those in need.
Cafe Fusion will offer free meals to any child this half term, entitled to free school meals or not from Monday 23rd – Friday 30th October.
Working with donations from the local community, Jenny’s Café will be offering a free meal per child to families who are in need this half term. Meals will be available from Monday 26th October- Friday 30th October from 7am – 4pm
Please ask to speak to a Manager to access a free meal for your child/children- no questions asked.
This is being funded by the kind donations of others and whilst funds last we want to use this to support families in need during tough times.
If you would like to make a donation to support this please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny’s café directly. You can donate to the GoFundMe page here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/4e3w6-feed-hungry-children
Oyes are reaching out to any parent/carers out there in the surrounding area of the business with any children on half term next week that are going to struggle without the free school meal scheme. Available with complete discretion, children will be provided with a free meal and a cookie for dessert.
Offer will be running from 4:30pm till 7.30pm Tuesday the 27th October – Tuesday the 3rd November
Spaghetti bolognese with fruit shoot
Spaghetti carbonara with fruit shoot
America style cheese burger,chips fruit shoot
Nuggets and chips with fruit shoot
Belly Busters Burger Bar
Found on the first corner as you enter the Aldi car park, Belly Busters are offering free lunches to children in need. Without judgement, you are welcome to discuss your needs with the friendly staff or call 07792 517444
You can find Belly Busters on an interactive map for anyone offering or looking for support with Marcus Rashford’s #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY packages. It can be updated by anyone. Click here to add information and find support.
Teatro Lounge are offering a free packed lunch for those children normally in receipt of free school meals during the half term break.
If you would like to order your lunches for the following day, please call 01275 343833 by 5pm this evening and by 5pm every evening for next day collection at 11.30am. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to help!
Local baker, The Cake Engineer, also known as Tuoyo, is offering her incredible cupcakes or a traybake to a child who has a birthday this week. You can contact her through her Facebook page or her Instagram page.