We’re really excited to be partnering with Make Lunch to help fill the Holiday Hunger Gap in our community. Make Lunch works with churches to provide a hot and healthy meal to children who would normally receive Free School Meals, in the School Holiday period. Launching in Summer 2018 at St Francis in South Ashford we are busy preparing the venue, writing menus, writing funding applications and seeking support from the local community for this exciting project.

There are set up costs to be met for which we are seeking funding from statutory and other grant giving bodies, as well as the ongoing cost of providing the hot meals twice a week in the holiday period.

We are also seeking volunteers in 3 teams- The Kitchen Team, The Kids Team and The Welcome Team. Members of churches across Ashford are being encouraged to think if they can support this project with their time, and anyone who thinks they can should contact Rev Cathie Aldis cathie.aldis@ashfordchurches.co.uk