This summer in partnership with Feeding Bristol Young Bristol piloted a scheme to combat food poverty at two of our community youth clubs, Ashton Vale Club for Young People and Avon Youth Club where we provided 400+ free meals.
This week, MP Frank Field wrote to the Chairman of Young Bristol Jamie Cameron on behalf of Feeding Britain network to say that together, the network provided 34,000 meals and all sorts of educational activities to more than 7,000 individual children during the summer months.
We are hugely proud to have been a part of this scheme, particularly in Bristol where, as of Summer 2017 more than 20,000 people were using a food bank each year and 25 per cent of children were living below the poverty line.
You can read Frank Field’s full letter of thanks below.
I am writing on behalf of Feeding Britain’s Trustees to offer our huge thanks for the contribution you made to our six-week summer holiday programme of meals and activities for children.
Thanks to your dedication, compassion, and sheer hard work, the Feeding Britain network as a whole was
able to provide 34,000 meals and all sorts of educational activities to more than 7,000 individual children
during the summer months.
Having led the campaign for the major investment from the Department for Education which made this
programme possible, Feeding Britain is determined to secure even greater investment for next year so we
can afford many more children the opportunity to eat good food and have fun on a regular basis
throughout the holidays. We are determined also, in the longer term, to enshrine this vitally important
programme in legislation and on a universal basis.
Again huge thanks for the strength you added to Feeding Britain’s national effort over the summer. We
look forward to continuing our work with you in the months ahead.