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Preston Here for Humanity to offer free packed lunches to schoolchildren over half term

Posted on - 14th February, 2022 - 9:41am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Food & Drink, Kid's stuff, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Preston Here For Humanity Headquarters in Eldon Street
Preston Here For Humanity Headquarters in Eldon Street

A local charity is handing out free sandwiches, crisps, yoghurts, biscuits, fruit, and drinks to schoolchildren over half term.

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Preston charity Here for Humanity has launched the initiative to supplement the school voucher scheme and help with the rising cost of living, food, and the expected lifting of the energy cap.

The grab bag lunches are available from Here for Humanity HQ in reception from 12pm Monday to Friday.

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Preston Here for Humanity

Bookings are available – this is not required, but the service is first-come, first-serve.

The charity believes that many children will struggle from holiday hunger, and a high number of families will require the support.

They said the free school meal system is outdated and flawed, particularly with self-employed or furloughed families whose previous financial situation does not reflect the present.

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Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

Those seeking to use the service should contact the charity by ringing 01772 827 728, messaging via Facebook, or emailing help@hereforhumanity.org.uk

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