As you know, families find it quite hard to feed children during half-terms and school holidays. Children aren’t getting their school dinners so we would like to help locally with that. Talking to Gateway Academy we have come up with an idea to help 25 families. We are going to do a recipe card with all the ingredients to make nutritious meals and give those to the school who will then give them to the families. So we are going to make four separate meals and have four bags for each family with all the ingredients which will have to be tinned goods mostly. We’ll give those to the families and hopefully they will be able to cook them with the children during the school holidays. It will be a nice thing for them to do cooking with their children and also it will help at least 25 families during the school holidays which is two weeks for this school.
So what I need people’s help for is donations towards the cost of the goods. It is very specific to make recipes so it’s better if you give church the money and I will just do one big shop from the supermarket and we can then put these together. You can donate in the normal ways through the Givt app online, or the donations box at church. Just make sure you mark it ‘Meal bags for children’ and it will be a great help.
We’re hoping this will be a trial which we can learn from and hopefully we can go even further in other holidays. Just pray that it will bless these families and it will be a real help to them.
Thank you so much.