Sefton’s Council and CVS supporting Summer Food Programme
For the fifth year, Sefton Council is working with Sefton CVS on the ‘Access to Food’ programme to offer children, young people and families across the Borough access to food during the school summer holidays.
Over 5,000 takeaway packed lunch meals will be served during the scheme, which helps support a wide range of families across Sefton including those who would normally be in receipt of free school meals during term time.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “This is always a very important service to provide and once again we are able to help people who would otherwise struggle to put food on the table.
“We have had families tell us that without this service, they would have to miss paying bills to accommodate the extra cost of feeding their children during the summer months.
“Sadly, there is a need for schemes such as the Access To Food Programme and we are delighted that we are once again able to help and support those families that are most in need within our communities.”
Angela White, Chief Executive of Sefton CVS said: “We understand that the summer holidays can be an extremely challenging time for some families.
“We are pleased to be working alongside Sefton Council to offer a coordinated response to meet the needs of our local communities.”
Provided through a a network of community venues and local organisations, The Access To Food initiative is available to all regardless of income throughout the schools summer and complements the service being provided by Sefton Council’s Family Wellbeing Centres in the South, Central and North localities.