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
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.
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.
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
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
Reduce the need for families to attend the foodbank in the summer holidays - measured through the numbers attending the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank.
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.
A newsletter will be issued via email with a report on the outcomes of the Holiday Meals Club.
Budget - Project Cost: £6,200Loading graph....
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
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.
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.
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.
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Oversee the project in her role as CEO
Co-ordinate the volunteers and liase with our partners to ensure the children referred attend the scheme. Also lead some of the clubs.
Lead some of the Holiday Meals Clubs - chat with parents and play games with the kids! Supervise the volunteers on site
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