Marcus Rashford campaign: Calderdale Council give £40,000 to help feed children in the school holidays

Calderdale Council will be helping to provide thousands of free school meals for children in the borough during the holidays.

Monday, 26th October 2020, 8:37 am
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 8:54 am
Calderdale Council leader Tim Swift

Following the Government’s refusal to provide funds for free school meals during school holidays, Calderdale Council has made £40,000 available to help disadvantaged families in the borough.

Leader of Calderdale Council, Councillor Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.

“We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible receive the support they need.

“We have made £40,000 available and will be developing both a campaign and a longer-term plan to provide good quality food for our children.

“We will also co-ordinate and support the huge number of kind offers we have received from our local cafes and restaurants.

“Calderdale is a place of kindness and resilience and we will not stand by and let children go hungry.”