Wragby Children Eat Free (ChEF) is a volunteer run service, and has been operating for two years, providing free lunches to any child in its local community in the school holidays.
The service became active earlier than the Easter school holidays this year on the 23rd March – in response to school closures as a result of Coronavirus self-isolation.
Whereas the group would normally service an average of 90 lunches a week in the
school holidays, they have been experiencing numbers of over 200 a week, whilst the vast majority of children are in self isolation.
Wragby ChEF is expecting to see these numbers continue to escalate as more families are affected by financial restraints.
The group also now operates a Community Meals on Wheels service as a result of identifying rising numbers of vulnerable and self-isolating adult residents, too.
Volunteers deliver homemade hot meals to the doorsteps of residents, and health and safety is paramount in everything they do.
The group has been delighted by the support received from local people, organisations
Whether you live in Wragby or not, if you would like to support Wragby ChEF, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Covid-19 is changing the food landscape. This is a summary of information we have received from some of the organisations in the City that are setting up food responses. This will change day to day – we are working hard to keep this up to date. We will be pleased to act as a conduit for information: do let us know of any initiatives and updates.