Help over the school holidays
School holidays can be challenging in all sorts of ways, and for families whose children receive free school lunches term-time, it’s especially hard financially. Not only is there the added expense of lunches but as every parent knows, however hard you try and economise you end up spending more when the children are off school.
So BFAN is helping by providing packs including basic foods such as cereals, pasta, soups, tinned fruit and vegetables, and treats like biscuits and squash. With the help of local schools to identify recipients most in need, we provided more food equal to more than 1350 meals and 260 desserts plus miscellaneous food and toiletries to families in Central Bedfordshire in July 2015 to help over the summer school holidays.
Local people and organisations kindly donate the food items and generous monetary donations made to BFAN enable us to buy the extra treats.
Special thanks to Biggleswade Sandy Lions, St Andrews Church Biggleswade, St James Church Silsoe, Co-op in Barton and its customers, for help and donations.
Typical is this message from one mum: “I just wanted to say thank you from me and my children, the packs that u have given us today have been overwhelming, the kids are so excited. The food is going to help so much. So again thank you.”
Food can be donated in Preen Reuse Centre during opening hours, at local collection points, or contact us to arrange pick up large quantities.