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Food Poverty

Food poverty is a day-to-day reality for more and more people in the UK. In Plymouth one in five parents say they have skipped meals so their children could eat. And the problems are often worse during the school holidays.

Our Response:

Transforming Plymouth Together works with churches and charities such as the Provide Devon, Plymouth Foodbank, Plymouth Soup Run and Shekinah Mission and supports projects such as The Diocese of Exeter's Family Fun Cooking Club to help address poverty in our communities. From organising Holiday Clubs for families whose children receive free school meals, to providing expertise, help and advice to groups setting up food banks and local initiatives to teach people how to cook healthily on a budget.

One of the key projects we work on are the Feast of Fun events, which happen over the school holidays. We work alongside the local churches and other organisations to provide free events for the local community in Plymouth with fun activities, healthy meals and a welcoming atmosphere for parents.

We believe that every child should be given a fair start in life. Our work in Plymouth has reached out to children across the city so we can work to give each of them happy childhoods.

To find out more about the latest news of our initiatives and projects see the links below.

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Find out more about Feast of Fun here

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