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.