Spalding businesses and Pinchbeck football club pledge to support hungry children during half term
As Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford continues his campaign to ensure that all children are able to find food during half term, Spalding businesses and a Pinchbeck football club are doing their own bit for children in our community.
Spalding's A's Munch Box, Joe's Takeaway and Chip Shop and Pinchbeck United Football Club are all offering free meals to children during half term, in place of their free school meals.
Ahmed Rashid of A's Munch Box on Red Lion Street says that children who are entitled to a free school meal will be able to have a meal of a chocolate or strawberry jam spread sandwich, a drink and a snack bar between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday during half term.
He said: "No child should go hungry and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
"There is nothing to be embarrassed about - people can send us a message on Facebook if they are worried and we will have the food ready for them to collect or we can deliver it to them too."
Joe's Takeaway and Chip Shop, on Westlode Street in Spalding, will also be offering free meals to children who are entitled to free school meals from Tuesday to Saturday, between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.
Manager Carlo Cifaldi said: "We have a lot of customers who can't afford a week without the free school meals, so when we saw about Marcus Rashford's campaign on the news this morning we decided we would do something to help."
Pinchbeck United Football Club will be providing both a breakfast, from 11am to 12pm and hot meals from 2pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday for any school aged children at the Pinchbeck Sports Bar and Lounge.
For more information, please visit the A's Munch Box, Joe's Takeaway and the Pinchbeck United Football Club Facebook pages.