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Preston mum working to help stop ‘Holiday Hunger’

Posted on - 19th August, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Ribbleton
Some of the food and drink available at Sion Park Hub
Some of the food and drink available at Sion Park Hub

A Preston mum has set up her own free kitchen in the fight against ‘Holiday Hunger’.

Many parents on low to mid incomes rely on schools to feed their children and face a squeeze throughout the summer holidays.

Tracie Wright took it upon herself to do something about it to try and ensure children are getting a good breakfast or lunch twice-a-week.

The breakfast drop-in at the Sion Park Community Hub began last week.

Ms Wright said no one turned up for the event and she’s keen to ensure parents know it is available.

More of the food donated through FareShare for the drop-in breakfast and lunches
More of the food donated through FareShare for the drop-in breakfast and lunches

She said: “We’re working with the charity FareShare who provide the food which otherwise would go to waste.

“It’s important know that this facility, run by the community and for the community is there in Ribbleton.

“For children we have cereal, fruit, milkshakes and croissants available. If people can’t stay then we have grab bags to takeaway as well.”

Read more: Food markets to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ in Preston to be held

Children eat free but it’s a suggested donation for adults if they want to eat too.

The breakfast drop-in is taking place at Sion Park Community Community at 1A Longridge Road, Ribbleton, from 7.30am-9am on Mondays and Thursday during term-time and then 10am-12noon on the same days during the school holidays. There’s no need to register in advance.

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