Project information

Holiday Meals Club

To provide a regular, fun place where children (and their primary carer) who are in receipt of free school meals can come, take part in craft activities and fun games and be provided with a hot healthy lunch for the entire family.

July 2017 - August 2017

Charity information: Hammersmith And Fulham Foodbank

Hammersmith And Fulham Foodbank logo
  • Need

    Need

    In previous summer holidays the Foodbank has experienced a rise in the number of families referred, partly due to the additional pressures caused by a lack of free school meals being available out of school term times. We hope to reduce the number of families requiring the foodbank or intervention from other council services (including social services) during the summer holidays.

    Solution

    The club will run in two locations in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham twice a week and will cater for up to 80 children and their carer. These families will have fun, be actively involved in games and craft and receive a healthy and nutritious hot meal each time they attend the club. This should mean that the food and entertainment bills in the household is reduced significantly during the school holidays.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce the number of families attending the foodbank over the Summer holidays

    Activities

    » Provide a hot meal to both children and their adult carer each time they attend the club

    Measure the number of families in attendance at the foodbank during the month of August against previous years


    Aim 2

    Integrate families and communities through shared activities and games at the club

    Activities

    » All children and their parents are encouraged to take part in the group craft and games at the club which creates a sense of community

    Each family will complete a feedback form at the end of the club and the integration of families and community will be questioned to check if it has been enhanced


  • Impact

    Impact

    Reduce the need for families to attend the foodbank in the summer holidays - measured through the numbers attending the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank.

    Risk

    Lack of a suitable venue - we have already secured two approriate venues
    Lack of suitable volunteers - we have already secured some corporate volunteers and others are being approached.
    Incident happens at the club - developed risk assessments for families attending and venues including safeguarding checks on those supervising the club.

    Reporting

    A newsletter will be issued via email with a report on the outcomes of the Holiday Meals Club.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,200

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 crafts for kids
      £1,600 ingredients for healthy hot meals
      £600 equipment for games and activities
      £1,400 trip/s to the zoo/ farm
      £600 prizes prizes and goody bags for kids
      £500 admin administration

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Innocent Foundation £500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    White City and Fulham in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. We are using the Randolph Beresford Childrens Centre in White City and a school in Fulham. These locations are easy to access and well known by the families in the local community.

    Beneficiaries

    Primary school age children who are referred to the project by either their school, family services or social worker. These children will most likely be in receipt of free school meals.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Through our referrals scheme we work with the local schools, family services and social workers. As a result of this we are able to target the most needy children in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham who will benefit from the Holiday Meals Club Scheme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Daphine Aikens

    Oversee the project in her role as CEO

    Sian Gates

    Co-ordinate the volunteers and liase with our partners to ensure the children referred attend the scheme. Also lead some of the clubs.

    Kate Renshaw

    Lead some of the Holiday Meals Clubs - chat with parents and play games with the kids! Supervise the volunteers on site

£5

will pay for one session at the holiday meals club for one child

The holiday club helped me to spend less and also to interact with others during a time when we would have possibly been at home with nothing to do

Mum of 3, White City