A helping hand, not a hand out
We are grateful to the Glasgow Care Foundation for their support to help us with 2 projects to date.
School Holiday Meals 2017
The Glasgow Care Foundation (GCF) enabled us to pilot our School Holiday Meals in the Summer, this was set up in recognition that during the school term, many children receive free school meals, however, during the holidays, the parents incomes do not go up, but there are 5 more meals to provide per child. This was a way to prevent the need for families to attend the foodbank that were not already accessing the foodbank, GCF provided funding to which we opened in Blawarthill 2 days a week providing a healthy cooked lunch for the children and their parents. this funding included doing activities with the children, some of which were food related such as making their own pizza as a family from scratch, to science experiments. At the end of the programme, there was a party for the children and their families.
It was a great success, which will be continued in the future until such times as Glasgow City Council run a system citywide like North Lanarkshire Council are piloting in 2018. Our funding for 2018 has not yet been confirmed.
GCF awarded us £1500 to help make Christmas that bit more special for the families that were accessing the foodbank over Christmas. The foodbank has been since opening in 2013 done a lot at Christmas for its clients from a wide array of donors.
For more information on the Glasgow Care Foundation, you can visit them here