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Free lunch for kids at the Addy

Published 23 August 2017

The Old Quarry Adventure Playground (The Addy) has received funding from WDH to provide free food for kids during the Summer holidays.

The group applied for a WDH Community Grant to give free lunch to children who attend play sessions at the Addy over the Summer.

As children don’t receive free school meals in the holidays, the Addy aims to reduce the financial burden on parents and make sure that children eat properly over the Summer break.

The group at the Addy will teach kids how to make their own meals and introduce new healthy snacks.

Michelle Bartram, from The Addy said: "We are piloting the holiday lunches this Summer. In cooperation with WDH, Morrisons and the Knottingley Food Bank we can provide 40 free dinners a day for a total of 21 days. The pilot seems successful, kids love making their own food and it helps parents out too!”

Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “WDH work closely with The Addy throughout the year and I was happy to assist and support the application for a WDH Community Grant.  This project has given the children something to do during the school holidays and also ensured they have had a healthy lunch.  During my visit to a session it was great to see children enjoying preparing and trying new food.”

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