Working together to tackle holiday hunger

Posted: 30/11/2020

School holidays are a time when many parents worry about how they’re going to put a meal on the table for their children and nobody should go hungry.

After the amazing campaign led by Marcus Rashford to end holiday hunger took the national headlines by storm, we thought it was only right to do our bit to make sure the right support was given to the communities we work within.

We’re so proud to work in partnership with generous and compassionate organisations that took it upon themselves to make sure families in Fitton Hill were provided with food over the half-term holidays.

In October, we worked with REEL CIC, a community interest company focusing on making the world a better place, to secure £300 funding from Oldham Council’s Holiday Hunger initiative.

This money went towards supplying ingredients for 60 activity packs that were given out to families on Fitton Hill as part of Play Streets, so that families could take part in a fun interactive virtual cooking session!

Asda and Tesco also donated each family with pumpkins to make soup out of and carve, so everyone could get in the spooky spirit!

Another fantastic example of our partnership work is outlined by local businesses coming together to make sure that children didn’t miss out on lunches whilst the schools were closed. Each day, staff from Mahdlo Youth Zone visited Fitton Hill and gave out a total of 210 packed lunches, 41 activity packs and 35 recipe books to families in the area!

Oldham Food Aid Hub also worked with local takeaway Relish who managed to provide 100 hot packed lunches throughout the week!

These are only a few examples of how the incredible community in Oldham came together to make sure that vulnerable children were looked after during the holidays.

Improving the wellbeing of each and every person within the ForHousing community is so important to us, and we’re proud to have worked together with local businesses to provide these valuable food packages.

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