Richmond food bank offers help to struggling families over half term

The Storehouse foodbank.

Families in Richmondshire struggling to feed their children during half-term can get help from a Richmond-based foodbank.

Storehouse, run by the town’s Influence Church, is offering food packages to families which already receive free school meals.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We know that free school meals are a real support to many families and we want families to know that we are here to help.”

The offer comes after the Government voted against extending free school meals to disadvantaged children during the holidays following despite a campaign from England footballer Marcus Rashford.

If you recieve free school meals in the Richmondshire area you can collect a food package from us on Tuesday, October  27, between 3pm and 5pm.

The package will contain a selection of tinned and dried meals to cook for five days,  as well as juice etc.

To make sure the chaity can meet demand please book a food package by emailing storehouse@influencechurch.co.uk

 

 

3 Comments

  1. What a shame our MP voted against extending free school meals over the holidays. I guess it must be tricky to imagine going hungry to feed your kids if you have £200 million in the bank.

  2. Libraries are open so people can access information. Our mp has done a good job for the country, don’t start picking fault now that’s not fair, it’s not his personal money . Every decision has a consequence he does have to balance the books and we will all have to pay for many years to come for the acts of kindness now. No one wants austerity to return but I doubt there will be choice once this pandemic is controlled. Be kind

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