These are all the places offering free meals to children in Lincoln
There is a map of places offering free meals to children in Lincoln
Footballer Marcus Rashford has started a campaign to end child food poverty and called for an extension of free school meals for children across the country over the half term.
A motion from Labour to provide children in England with food vouchers during the school holidays until next Easter was voted against by Government on Wednesday evening last week. Since then, thousands of businesses and restaurants have rallied round Marcus Rashford in support of his movement, providing free meals to children over the holidays.
There are a number of places in Lincoln that are offering their help to disadvantaged children this half term.
In a Facebook post, Carholme Chippy announced they would be providing free meals to children over this half term.
“Following the government’s decision not to provide free meals for school children over the half term holidays, here at Carholme Chippy, we would like to do something to help the community. We will be providing a hot meal for any school child who is normally entitled to free school meals over the half term. We believe that no child in this country should ever have to go hungry.
“If you need help or know someone who does, please private message us here. All we need is some kind of proof that the child or children are currently entitled to free school meals. The meals will be completely free and we will not ask you to buy anything from us to qualify.”
Children can choose from a variety of different meals and is available between 11.30 am until 1.45pm from Monday 26th October until Friday 30th October.
Mint Lane Cafe has promised that for the whole of half term, kids will eat free. Located along Mint Lane, the cafe serves food between 12 and 2 pm, Wednesday to Saturday. Two kids can eat free for every paying adult, with one soft drink per child.
Elite on the Bail, located on Bailgate near Lincoln Castle, is providing free meals for children under the age of 16, from Tuesday 27th October to Friday 30th October from their children’s menu. It is available up to 3 children per 1 paying adult purchasing a main meal and is available from 11:30 am to 6 pm.
Coffee Aroma is offering free packed lunches to children who would otherwise be receiving a meal at school over the half term. These are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Inside the packed lunch is a sandwich, apple or banana, crisps, mini cookies and a fruit shoot drink.
The Arboretum Cafe located along Monks Road is offering their support to the Lincoln community to help disadvantaged families over the half term. The offer is running from the 26th to the 3oth of October.
“In order to help support our community we have an offer for affordable meals for families over half term week. Over half term week we are offering up to 2 free kids meals off the kids menu per adult who buys a Main Meal or Breakfast.”
Fish King is also providing free meals to children this half term.
“During these trying times no one wants to see any child going hungry, so at Fish King, we have decided to do what we can to help out. From Monday 26th October until Friday 30th October, 11.30 am until 2 pm, we will give up to two free kids meals with any food orders placed.”
The choices of meals for children are fishcake and chips, sausage and chips and chips with a choice of sauce.
You can visit this website to see where offers food support for children in Lincoln this half term.
You can also sign the petition to end child food poverty.