Everywhere offering free meals for children and families in Newcastle
Because if the government won’t do it, Perdu will
After 322 MPs voted against the extension of the Free School Meals scheme through the October half-term and Christmas holidays, there has been an outcry of support for those children who require this additional aid.
Footballer Marcus Rashford has been instrumental in pushing for businesses both small and large to step up where the government won’t.
Here are just some of the charities, restaurants, schools and cafés who are offering to feed children for free in Newcastle:
St Vincent’s Centre
Newbridge Street – NE1 2TQ
Free hot meals, food parcels, clothing, toiletries and toys.
1901 Caffe Deli
123 New Bridge Street – NE1 2SZ
Free packed lunch.
1-3 Market Lane – NE1 6QQ
Free brunch meals to eat in or take-away during half-term 10-5pm.
The CTRL Pad
The Gate Newcastle – NE1 5TG
Free packed lunches. Message on Facebook on the day before at 6pm.
Shoe Tree Cafe
150 Heaton Park Road – NE65NR
Free vegan burger, hot dog, nachos and a side of beans.
12 Brentwood Avenue, Jesmond – NE2 3DH
Free packed lunches.
Kip McGrath Education Centre Gateshead East
6 Regent Terrace – NE8 1LU
Store cupboard food suitable for lunches.
Walker Central FC
Monkchester Road – NE6 2LJ
Free packed lunches during half-term.
Arthurs Hill and Elswick Mutual Aid
Westgate Academy and Hawthorn Primary School
Free packed lunches, every day in half-term 12-2pm.
The People’s Kitchen
Alison Centre, 56 Bath Lane – NE4 5SQ
Free food parcels, contact on 0800 4880415 between 11 am and 2 pm from Monday 26 October.
Rose Avenue – NE16 4NA
Free lunches in the Corner Flag Cafe from 12-2pm from 26th October.
20-20A Collingwood Street – NE1 1JF
Offering 200 free school meals. Contact their Facebook page.
Society of St Vincent de Paul, New Bridge Street – NE1 2TQ
Free meals, food parcels, clothing, toiletries, other essentials. Also open to donations.
Scrogg Road – NE6 4BY
Free hot meals. Collection only.
Passion 4 Fruit
455 Durham Road, Low Fell – NE9 5EX
Free fruit and vegetables for children during half-term
• A national map, including some of the places offering food.
• Marcus Rashford’s Twitter, where he’s posting individual updates about businesses.