500% more places on Children in Scotland’s food project programme

10/07/2018 - 08:31
Children in Scotland and food distribution company, Brakes, have expanded their Food, Families, Futures (FFF) programme this year, which offers children and families the ‘opportunity to enjoy meals and fun activities in schools over the summer holidays.’

Having launched in 2016, the food partnership programme has grown from 4,000 places across two local Scottish authority areas last year, to 20,300 places across four areas this year, including: Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, Perth and Kinross and East Lothian.

Children in Scotland chief executive, Jackie Bock, said: “We are incredibly proud to see the expansion of the Food, Families, Futures partnership.

“We know the summer holidays can be a time of pressure for many families, but FFF highlights the strengths in our communities and our ability to collaborate, offer support and solve problems together.

“Thanks to Brakes’s Meals & More programme and the local councils involved this year, FFF is opening up schools so that even more families can access quality food and fantastic activities during the long summer break.”

Hoping to help “tackle food poverty and its link to children’s health, wellbeing and education,” FFF turns schools into community hubs during July and August, offering parents advice on preparing fresh, healthy meals as well as a range of activities for children to get involved in.

Pem Hulusi, Brakes’ Meals & More programme manager, added: “With Children in Scotland, we’re delighted to be supporting the FFF clubs in their third year.

“The great work in Scotland represents our wider commitment to retaining and strengthening all our Meals & More partnerships across the UK.

“Our long-term ambition is to increase the capacity within these clubs to reach more children, support families and communities in need, and continue the fight against child poverty.”

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