Woking Borough Council are taking vital steps to ensure the community stands together to tackle child food poverty this half term.
In an important bid to support vulnerable families across the borough, food will be available to those in need to ensure no child goes hungry at a time when they cannot access free school meals. Local foodbanks have received this financial assistance from Woking Borough Council through the Emergency Assistance Grant.
Throughout the school holidays, frozen healthy meals will be delivered by local charity, Foodwise, and food parcels packaged and distributed to those most in need from foodbanks.
Cllr Ayesha Azad, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said:
“Food is a basic human need and it is a tragedy that there are young people in our borough going without. We, as a Council, are proud to stand together with our community to tackle child food poverty.”
“Throughout the pandemic, Woking Borough Council officers and partners have consistently gone above and beyond to ensure that the most vulnerable and shielding residents are kept safe, and looked after. Support which will continue for as long as it needs to.”
“As we extend this support to those families who need us most, I know they will rise to the challenge again.”
“To families who need support, please don’t suffer in silence. No one should struggle to feed their children and help is available to those who require it.”
Families eligible to receive support will be referred to the scheme through partner agencies.
If you are a vulnerable family and wish to receive a referral, please call 01483 755855.