Feeding Bradford invite you to join them on Thursday February 8th to explore, share and plan for local programmes which will address the gap in food and activities for children during the summer holidays.
We know that the long holidays can be a challenge for many families, we know that the impact of a lack of activities and access to food during the holidays has a negative impact on children’s wellbeing and development. We don’t know how many children are impacted by this gap locally but we do know that more programmes in more local communities will help and we want to start the conversation to explore what support is needed to ensure that more children have the opportunity to be fed and have a fun, active summer holiday.
The event is aimed at local education and activity providers, local charities, community and faith based organisations, schools and others who would like to know more about what they can do to help.
We are delighted to be joined by Lindsay Graham, Child Food Poverty Policy Advisor, who will talk about the impact work of this nature has in other parts of the UK and internationally. We will also share experience and learning from existing work and there will be opportunities to work in groups to identify any barriers which might prevent more work of this kind to take place locally.
Feeding Bradford is a network of organisations, groups and individuals who are concerned about levels of food poverty locally. The Feeding Bradford network brings together a range of local organisations working in different ways to relieve hunger and reduce people’s vulnerability to food poverty.
Partners in this event include Bradford Council, NHS, Fit and Fed, Gateway Community Centre, Inn Churches, Fareshare and Bradford North Foodbank. Free tickets here.