Sefton Council have once again given food for thought at its annual Children’s Access to Food Programme, supplying nearly four thousand hot meals to those in need.
The scheme, which is in its second year, helps to support families across Sefton who are most in need of help and hot meals, allowing them to end a reliance on school meals to help nourish their children.
3981 meals were served across Sefton during a six week period.
Councillor Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said:
“We had feedback from one mum who said that without this service, she would have had to miss paying bills to accommodate the extra cost of feeding her children during the 6 week period
“During the scheme we also saw a definite reduction in families requesting food vouchers for the food bank at one Centre because they were able to access free meals.
“The huge increase on last year shows that there is a need for schemes such as the Access To Food Programme and we are delighted that we have been able to help and support those families that are most in need within our communities.”