New Holiday Hunger Campaign Announced with an Aim to Double Impact

This week we announced the launch of our summer campaign, ActiveAte Bristol. The campaign, which aims to raise the profile of school holiday hunger will see thousands of meals provided to in excess of 40 holiday projects in and around Bristol.

To ensure Bristol locals are made fully aware of this pressing local issue, FareShare South West has also enlisted a number of local cafes who will be serving a ‘green’ item throughout the school holidays, with a percentage of profits donated to us. Local favourites already committed, include:
Tincan Coffee Company, Yurt Lush, Box-E Bristol, Café Des Amis and Bristol Community Cafes CIC. Community groups and local businesses are also getting involved by hosting green themed coffee mornings!

To get a fundraising pack to support us with our ActiveAte Bristol campaign either as a café, company/office or individual, please email: phoebe@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

Julian Mines, CEO of FareShare South West, says: “With just over 7,300 Primary School pupils in Bristol receiving free school meals during term time, a vacuum is left when the holidays begin. We know that 1 in 4 children in Bristol is at risk of experiencing hunger and this will become a reality for many of them in those summer months. Food insecurity is sadly a growing issue in our region but we hope to support as many children as possible with this summer – double that of last year. We’d love more cafes or community groups to get involved, get creative and raise awareness with their ‘green’ food item. By raising awareness with as many Bristol locals as possible, it will mean we can help even more children across their school holidays, this year and in future years.”

To get a fundraising pack to support us with our ActiveAte Bristol campaign either as a café, community group or individual, please email: phoebe@faresharesouthwest.org.uk.

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