Sports Gateway Provide 3 Local Schools With 3,000 School Meals
Posted on 26th July 2021 at 15:25
Sports Gateway Community are proud to announce that they’re providing up to 3,000 free meals to families from 3 different schools in the local area.
After the recent partnership with Linby-cum-Papplewick School, Sports Gateway have continued their community work by supplying the free meals to children at Leen Mills, Beardall Fields and Linby-cum-Papplewick Primary Schools.
Sports Gateway will be delivering the meals Monday-Friday over 4-weeks of the summer holidays, from the 26th July, with the children each receiving a sandwich a snack, a piece of fruit, and a bottle of water.
The scheme is being supported by both Tesco in Hucknall and Warburtons Bakery in Eastwood, both of whom have made a considerable donations to help support the scheme. Sports Gateway would like to put on record their sincere thanks and appreciation to both organisations.
Sports Gateway Community Director, Jamie Brough said “There are approximately 150 families entitled to free school meals across the three schools. With pupils still being in school for the first three days we’ll deliver the 150 meals to the schools for the children to take home as they’ll already be receiving a free meal on those days. Thereafter those families that would like continue to receive the meals throughout the next four weeks will have their meals delivered to their homes by our volunteers.”
He continued: “We’re all really proud to be working on a project that’s close to our hearts, it’s something Sports Gateway Community have wanted to do for some time and have been working on for a number of weeks.
With my three children all previously coming through Leen Mills, and our recent partnership with Linby-cum-Papplewickl, and with Beardall Fields being in close in proximity, they seemed the obvious choice of schools to start the scheme with.
Nottinghamshire County Council are providing families with extra funds to support with meals over the summer holidays and we hope that our free meals scheme will help support families further.
This scheme is something we hope to build on and grow over time. It is something I’m really passionate about and I hope it will really benefit those that need it most”.
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