Glasgow holiday hunger scheme to feed 23,000 school kids

More than 23,000 Glasgow children are set to get fed over the summer holidays when the schools close as part of a council programme.

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Nursery, primary and secondary pupils are to get a hot meal and snack during the upcoming break thanks to about £1.66 million public funding.

Fifty four organisations in the city are recommended to be awarded grants to provide the meals during the school break.

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A total of 23,224 children are expected to benefit.

A council report said: “The children’s holiday food programme provides for a hot meal and snack to be made available to Glasgow’s nursery, primary and secondary pupils during school holiday periods. It is intended to complement existing activities by third sector organisations and for the majority of funds to go towards the provision of food.”

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The programme aims to tackle “food poverty” and “tackle barriers to adequate nutrition intake” according to the report.

The council’s city administration committee is “asked to consider and approve 54 recommended awards to the value” of about £1.665 million on Thursday according to a paper to be presented to councillors.

The summer holiday meal scheme is funded by the Scottish Government.

Food is also to be provided to pupils outside of term time in October this year and February and spring next year, which is to be funded by Glasgow City Council for about £590,000.

Thirty four organisations, which applied for funding, were not recommended by the council and will be given feedback on why.

Recommended organisations due to get children’s holiday food programme funding:

FARE Citywide

Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd Citywide

Partick Thistle Charitable Trust Citywide

PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid Citywide

Well-Fed (Scotland) CIC Citywide

Baltic Street Playground Adventures North East

Bluevale Community Club North East

Brunswick Community Development Trust North East

Connect Community Trust North East

Cranhill Development Trust North East

Easthall Residents Association North East

Fuse Youth Café North East

Geeza Break North East

Glasgow East Arts Company Ltd North East

Reidvale Adventure Play Association Limited North East

Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre North East

Royston Youth Action North East

Ruchazie Parish Church of Scotland North East

Shettleston Community Growing Project North East

St Paul’s Youth Forum North East

The Everlasting FoodBank North East

The Gladiator Programme North East

The Pavillion North East

Tollcross YMCA North East

Tron St Marys Parish Church North East

3D Drumchapel North West

Concrete Garden North West

Drumchapel Baptist Church SCIO North West

Drumchapel United North West

Lambhill Stables North West

Linkes (SCIO) North West

North United Communities North West

Queens Cross Housing Association North West

The Hut (SCIO) North West

Ardenglen Housing Association South

Children 1st – Croftfoot Primary South

Crookston Community Group South

Govan Youth Information Project South

Jeely Piece Club South

New Gorbals Housing Association South

Park Villa Football Development South

Quarriers South

Queens Park Govanhill Church South

Sistema Scotland South

Southside Boxing Academy and Community Hub South

Southside Housing Association South

Wing Tsjun Scotland SCIO South

Achieve More Scotland North East / North West

SiMY Community Development North East / North West

YoMo Young Movers North East / North West

Young Peoples Futures North East / North West

Caring Operations Joint Action Council (COJAC) North East / South

Urban Fox Programme North East / South

AR26 Charity North West / South