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Food in School Holidays

At Epping Forest Foodbank, we want to ensure no child goes hungry over school holidays.

No child should be without food. Not even for a day. Here in our local community, there are children and families who need our help and support.

EFFB provides food to children across the district every school holiday to make sure households have enough food on their tables. No one should have to rely on the generosity of others to stay afloat. However, difficult times and unforeseen circumstances can lead families stranded.

We as a Foodbank do not want those people to feel alone or deserted, especially during such uncertain times.

Our Food in School Holidays programme, or F.I.S.H, aims to provide local children with the food and other essentials they need to ensure no child goes hungry.

Local schools play a large role in helping us to support local families in tough times by referring them to us. One of our local schools sent us this message from a family who received our support;

“We had the half term food package and we found this was so helpful, it had so much stuff in and really helped out over the half term. The people who delivered it were nice and polite and we don’t have a bad word to say about the whole experience. I received my parcel from Epping Forest Foodbank on the Tuesday as promised, 4 bags full plenty of variety for lunches even a word search which [the child] finds good and helps kill the boredom. The food parcels are a huge help to me and my family.”

We know that the work we do has a great impact on our community. We are so glad that by working together and with your continued support we can progress to #EndHolidayHunger and ensure no one in Epping Forest goes hungry.

You can join the Trussell Trust’s campaign for a Hunger Free Future by clicking here.

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