Food 365 days a year
School holidays should be a time of joy and fun, however, for many families, the school holidays are a difficult time when parents are unable to cope with the additional cost of providing lunch normally provided by free school meals. At Be Enriched we seek to give support families having healthy holidays.
Holiday hunger, or the decreased availability of meals over the school holidays, affects 27.5% of children in Wandsworth. For some, the free meals they receive at school may be the only meals they eat in a day. When children are off school for the holidays, parents may struggle to find affordable childcare and may skip meals in order to make sure their children have enough to eat. We work within school settings, community centres and our partners to combat this
2019 - Brixton People's Kitchen: a month of healthy eating and cooking n with young people 5-18 followed by basketball and football supporting positive discussion and inter-age cohesion
2018 - St Mary's school Battersea: a summer of activities, fun and food. We supported parents to volunteer so they gained transferable skills and connecting with other parents in what can e a very lonely time
2017 - Tooting URC: a series of cooking classes for caregiver and child over the half term and summer holidays covering different aspects of cooking together. Parents were able to take food home to share with the wider family