Lowestoft churches unite to provide free meals during school holidays
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Two Lowestoft churches will be offering free meals to 40 children and parents next week.
The FISH initiative - Food in the School Holidays - is being run by Lowestoft Community Church and the Salvation Army at the Army's Carlton Road base on Friday, June 2. It is an expansion to south Lowestoft of a project being run by Gunton Baptist Church in north Lowestoft.
A spokesman said: 'It is a sad reality that, because of poverty, some families who rely on free school meals to feed their families during term time struggle without this provision during the holidays. The hope is that Food in the School Holidays will meet some of that need and support those living in our community.'
Local supermarkets and the local food bank are supporting the project, which will be kicking off this half term from noon until 2pm.
After that, the aim is to provide one free hot meal a week for the whole family every Friday during the school holidays throughout the year.
Besides food, there will be crafts and games to entertain the children.
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