Donate today to help us ActiveAte the school holidays

The school holidays should be a fun and exciting time for children. However, in the UK today up to 3 million children are at risk of going hungry.*

In Bristol, reports show that food provision for families in need drops considerably over the summer. For parents of children who are normally eligible for Free School Meals, the summer can be a difficult time to make ends meet. The extra strain of added food costs, activities and child care can mean hard-working parents struggle to provide nutritious meals for their children. As a result,  children in Bristol face hunger this summer.

The effects of holiday hunger last long after the summer, with low nutrition levels meaning kids find it hard to concentrate once they are back in the classroom.

Fun, accessible programmes which provide quality food to children along with activities can really help parents to care for their kids over the break.

This summer, we are working with the Feeding Bristol initiative to supply food to over 25 projects across the city, providing approximately 14,000 meals to children in need. We are asking for the support of the public to help us #ActiveAte the school holidays.

Donate today to help make a real difference to children in our city.

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*Source: Hungry Holidays, a report on hunger amongst children during school holidays by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger

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In Bristol, 69,500 people suffer from income deprivation

26% of children in Bristol live in households where there isn’t enough money to receive a nutritionally balanced diet

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