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Healthy Holidays grant for Warrington Butty Project to provide summer holiday lunches

August 06, 2020 11:16 AM

The Friends of Meadowside in Warrington are using a £500 Healthy Holidays grant from the Asda Foundation to help run their fantastic Butty Project during the summer holidays.

Charity founder Mark Davies says the money is "brilliant" and will be used to provide a healthy packed lunch to 500 to 600 children over the next few weeks.

He said: "Without the money from the Asda Foundation the project simply wouldn't happen. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays we will be providing a packed lunch of a sandwich, a bag of crisps, fruit, yoghurt and a soft drink to children in the area. Children that we do know are going without lunch as their families are struggling."

The charity, which was set up on 2018, works along FareShare and provides food for vulnerable families as well as giving benefits advice and access to social care.

Our Warrington store's community champion Liz Cotterill is a keen supporter of the project.

She said: "Over the past couple of years, the charity has become a crucial part of life for people in the community. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the Friends have become the lifeline to many. Thank you so much for everything you have done and continue to do in the community."

Our Healthy Holidays grants enable local charities to run more activities for children over the holidays and helps provide access to food during the holidays.

The funding from the Asda Foundation supports the small, grass roots organisations with the aim to help provide food provision to more people, reducing inequality and improving access so that no child feels different or excluded from participation.