Sometimes you see something on the internet which makes you wonder why you’ve not heard of this before.
“Make Lunch” is one of those things.
Simply put, “Making Lunch” is there for school pupils who depend on their free school dinners during term times for hot meals, and therefore may not have hot meals during the school holidays. According to their website:
School holidays are not just a break from the classroom. For many, they are also a break from hot meals.
For the thirteen weeks of school holidays this year, many pupils in the UK will not eat a hot meal each day. At school more than 1.2 million pupils who may otherwise go without are eligible to receive free school meals. Outside of term time though, free school meals are not available and many pupils are left without regular hot food.
This is where MakeLunch comes in. During school holidays, our Lunch Kitchens provide free, healthy, cooked food for pupils who usually receive free school meals. We believe that every child deserves to eat a cooked meal every day.
The reason why I’m sharing this, is quite simply because I think its brilliant. A number of churches meet in schools. A number of churches meet in kitchens. Could they be used to make people hot dinners?
Is this something your church could be involved with? From the looks of the website that isn’t many in the Southwest.