Miracles: Feed London – UK

Charity:
Miracles

Miracles supports children and their families living in poverty and helps them through crisis situations such as serious illness.

Country

UK

Start Year:

2021

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

All

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Over a third of London’s children are living in poverty – more than 700,000. The ALMT is supporting Miracles’ Feed London initiative which is responding to the desperate food poverty crisis taking place amongst children and young people in London.

 

This is specifically noticeable during the school holidays when so many children’s access to a hot meal is limited or stopped. Since 1994, Miracles has been supporting children and their families living in poverty and helping them through crisis situations such as serious illness. Responding to calls for support within 24 hours Miracles offers two types of support: Crisis funding – practical and rapid support for families who have no one else to turn to; and Respite breaks – for families with children recovering from or undergoing treatment for serious illness.

 

Feed London’s support is aimed at children and their families having to deal both with issues of living in poverty and experiencing a serious life crisis – such as illness, debt, waiting for Universal Credit payment, depression, isolation or divorce. Though there is Government support in place for many families this falls short of meeting the needs of those dealing with multiple crises in their lives.
Feed London reaches deep into each community through referral partners and is supporting over 1,000 children and their families during the three major school holidays in 2021 – Easter, Summer and Christmas. Each Feed London box is delivered at the start of each holiday, giving children access to fresh and healthy food with at least one hot meal every day for seven. In addition, carers receive enrichment activities for their children, recipe ideas and, for those with specific needs, a supermarket voucher to help provide respite from some of the stress and financial pressure they face.

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