It’s no secret that school holidays can be a daunting time for parents and their children therefore we wanted to ensure that local youngsters in the Stockport area stay occupied during the period. Over 1,000 activity packs, carefully designed by our staff, full of goodies proven to improve self care and wellbeing in young people have been distributed to children receiving free school meals across the borough.
This continues our project to ensure no child goes hungry in which we provided over 1000 packed lunches throughout the school break in partnership with Life Leisure and Manchester United.
500 ingredients bags were also provided to schools for those receiving free school meals, which is a total of 2,000 individual meals. Each ingredient bag contained four healthy, nutritious and vegetarian recipes for a family of four to cook at home.
Alongside the activity packs, our innovative team kick-started a book collection, aiming to collect 1,000 books for our packs and local schools. Astonishingly, we smashed our target goal and collected over 2,000 books from generous locals. We would like to show our gratitude to everyone who donated to make this possible and the Government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme which enables us to create these packs.
Roger Phillips, Chair of the Foundations Stockport Board, said:
"By accessing vital funding to enable us to create activity packs during the half term, Foundations Stockport are pro-actively playing a crucial part in ensuring the health and wellbeing of youngsters in the area."