Christmas Food Campaign 2020 – UK

Charity:
Miracles

Working with The Bay Foodbank, Refugee Education UK, Miracles, Magic Breakfast, Acton Youth Association and Eastside Young Leaders Academy

Country

UK

Start Year:

2020

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

All

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

Feed London by Miracles Charity reached 280 children (118 families) with their bumper packageds and the feedback has been fantastic. Each box was filled with fresh produce with enough food for seven days. It also included, crackers, some other treats donated by the Co-op and a £100 supermarket voucher to carry the families through into the New Year. Feed London reached deep into London communities with the highest rates of child poverty in the country and provided boxes to families in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington and Westminster. All the families have had difficult situations exacerbated by Covid-19. Feed London actively sought feedback on their packages and has been awarded a further ALMT grant to develop their offer for the Easter and Summer Holidays.

Eastside Young Leaders Academy (EYLA) has approximately 240 children attending their sessions on a regular basis and of these approximately 100 are particularly in need as a result of the pandemic due to loss of family income. The funding enabled EYLA to give £30 food vouchers to these families so that they were able to enjoy Christmas – all of the families were very grateful. This gift has enabled EYLA to strengthen their relationship with the young people they work with.

Acton Youth Association organised food parcels and presents for women and their children who were spending the holiday period in domestic violence refuges. 18 families (approx 60 people) got a food hamper, a Sainsbury’s voucher and some presents for the children. All of the recipients were overwhelmed by the gifts and very touched that people were thinking of them.

Magic Breakfast continues to provide nutritious breakfasts to primary children across the country – all the more important in this third lockdown with many families facing significant hardships. Funding will have provided approximately 11,764 breakfasts including bagels, cereal, porridge, juice and beans.

Refugee Education UK (REUK) is providing 30 young refugees, who are part of the mentoring project in Birmingham, with £20 supermarket vouchers as a treat for Christmas. The project is improving the quality of life for young people over Christmas and reducing child hunger for young people over the festive period and into the new year.

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