Yate children given free meals to tackle ‘holiday hunger’

September 12 2018

Hundreds of meals have been served to children aged 8 to 16 as part of the ‘Fit and Fed’ initiative at Tyndale Primary School in Yate.

The programme, which also offers a range of sporting activities, has been taking place over the summer holidays following a successful trial earlier in the year. It aims to tackle holiday hunger, inactivity and isolation. 

Games and sports have been organised by Juice Community Project and Community Sport, to deliver the Street Games project. Street Games is a charity which aims to make sport more widely available to young people, and to utilise it to change lives. The activities on offer at Tyndale Primary included football, cricket, circuits and playground games. 

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council and Cabinet Member for Schools, Cllr Toby Savage visited the programme at Tyndale Primary School.  He said: “We are happy to be supporting such a worthwhile scheme to provide healthy meals and activities for children during the school holidays as it feeds into our number one priority to deliver excellent educational standards for children in South Gloucestershire.”