Free meals for Preston’s children in last week of homeschooling

Posted on - 27th February, 2021 - 1:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Health, Preston News, Proud Preston, Schools
Preparing hot food deliveries Pic: Preston Here for Humanity
Kids Eat First will see hot meals delivered to the city’s children Pic: Preston Here for Humanity

Two local community groups are ensuring children are ready to get back to school by delivering free hot meals during the last week of homeschooling.


Preston Here For Humanity and West Preston Methodist Church are working together on the Kids Eat First initiative, which starts on Monday 1 March.

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A spokesperson for the groups said: “It is apparent that anxieties for families around uniforms, bus fares, dinners and other things relating to school expenses are high.

“We hope to help by ensuring children get hearty meals this week before they return to school, something we think is vital.”

Read more: South Ribble Borough Council to fund e-learning devices for home-schooled children


The food will be cooked at Ashton Methodist Church. To apply for the scheme, complete the Kids Eat First form.

The groups will also be making food for the elderly, isolated and homeless. This service can be applied for by using the usual method of emailing

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