WHAT IS FEED LONDON
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The idea of providing fresh food, recipes and supermarket vouchers during the December school break, came out of conversations with our community referral partners, the families we already support through our food voucher scheme and the research on the pandemics impact on children’s access to food.
Feed London is Miracles response to this desperate food poverty crisis which is taking place amongst children and young people in London and which has been exacerbated by Covid -19 - specifically during the school holidays. In particular we wanted to support those children living in and around London’s five boroughs with the highest child poverty rates in the country.
Feed London is more than just food aid – we believe in taking a whole family approach – to encourage long-term healthy eating and to introduce children to the fun of cooking – from choosing the food to following a menu to eating what they have cooked – nothing tastes better than food you have cooked yourself.
So we have partnered with a food fulfilment company and designed a selection of recipes that families can choose from for the Christmas week – including Christmas day. The menus have been chosen to satisfy all tastes including dietary choices and restrictions – something for everyone.
The whole package will be delivered as a Feed London Christmas food box to every family taking part during Christmas week. It will include all the ingredients needed for a fabulous Christmas dinner plus recipes for healthy food ideas, a supermarket voucher, children’s aprons and a box of Christmas crackers.
Feed London ensures that 100’s of London’s children, living in poverty, who’s lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic, will have enough to eat during the December holidays.
It will also relieve the financial burden many families face at this time of year.
Feed London isn’t just for Christmas though. The funds we raise over Christmas will be used to support these families into 2021 and beyond.
You can find out more about Miracles crisis funding here.