Menu

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’.

Advertisement

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.

Share
Preston in pictures Young photographer142048Crew change at Preston37 800No2 to SouthportClosed today!14.53 to GlasgowThere they go! View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.