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Feast of Fun

We know there are real social issues in Plymouth. With an estimated 11,500 children in Plymouth living in poverty, local churches are making a massive difference.

Many children get a hot meal at school during term times and for some of these children it is the only hot meal they get. But what happens if they are on holiday and at home, especially when parents cannot afford to feed them during the long summer holidays? After learning about the seriousness of child poverty in city, churches across the city came together to run a series of free to attend events of the summer holidays to provide a safe space with fun activities, healthy meals and a welcoming place for parents.

Plymouth Churches involved in Feast of Fun summer 2019


Schedule of Events

Mon 22nd July

3:30pm – 5pm

Holy Spirit, Southway

Tue 23rd July

3:30pm – 5pm

Holy Spirit, Southway

Wed 24th July

From 10am

Holy Spirit, Southway

Thu 25th July

10am – 11:30am

Holy Spirit, Southway

Fri 26th July

10am – 11:30am

Holy Spirit, Southway

Mon 29th July

From 10am

Salvation Army Devonport

Mon 29th July

10:30am-1:30pm.

St Budeaux Methodist Church

Thu 1st Aug

8:30am - 11:30am

St Pancras

Fri 2nd Aug

10am - 1:30pm

St Pancras Bus Outreach

Mon 5th Aug

From 10am

Salvation Army Devonport

Wed 7th Aug

11am - 2pm

St Peters and the Holy Apostles

Wed 7th Aug

11:30am – 1pm

PCC

Thu 8th Aug

8:30am - 11:30am

St Pancras

Thu 8th Aug

10am – 1pm

Derriford URC

Fri 9th Aug

10am - 1:30pm

St Pancras Bus Outreach

Sat 10th Aug

10:30am-1:30pm

St Budeaux Baptist

Mon 12th Aug

From 10am

Salvation Army Devonport

Wed 14th Aug

11:30am – 1pm

PCC

Thu 15th Aug

8:30am - 11:30am

St Pancras

Thu 15th Aug

10am – 1pm

Derriford URC

Thu 15th Aug

10:30am-1:30pm

St Boniface Church

Thu 15th Aug

11am- 1:30pm

St Francis

Fri 16th Aug

10am - 1:30pm

St Pancras Bus Outreach

Fri 16th Aug

10:30am - 12 noon

Salisbury Road Baptist

Mon 19th Aug

From 10am

Salvation Army Devonport

Tue 20th Aug

10:30am-1:30pm

Higher St Budeaux Church Community Hall

Wed 21st Aug

11am - 2pm

St Peters and the Holy Apostles

Wed 21st Aug

11:30am – 1pm

PCC

Thu 22nd Aug

8:30am - 11:30am

St Pancras

Thu 22nd Aug

10am – 1pm

Derriford URC

Fri 23rd Aug

10am - 1:30pm

St Pancras Bus Outreach

Fri 23rd Aug

10:30 am - 12 noon

Salisbury Road Baptist

Wed 28th Aug

11:30am – 1pm

PCC

Thu 29th Aug

8:30am - 11:30am

St Pancras

Thu 29th Aug

10am – 1pm

Derriford URC

Thu 29th Aug

11am- 1:30pm

St Francis

Fri 30th Aug

10am - 1:30pm

St Pancras Bus Outreach

Fri 30th Aug

10:30 am - 12 noon

Salisbury Road Baptist

Hope 4 Summer 2017

Starting in 2017 in the St Budeaux community, volunteers from the Baptist, Methodist, St Budeaux Parish and St Boniface church worked together to share time and resources where over 550 children and families took part in the first summer events.

Hope 4 Summer 2018

The following year 26 events involving 13 different churches across the city were held and provided over 2000 meals for families and children.

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For 2019 the events were renamed ‘Feast of Fun’ as a way of incorporating all school holidays, focus on the community and social aspect of the events not just the provision of food. All of the events are free to attend and open to all, not just those who receive free school meals. See our list of scheduled events here.

Transforming Plymouth Together are supporting churches from across the city, from a range of different denominations and sizes to host even more events and provide food and fun to more children and families in need.

Receiving funding from National Lottery Community Fund, North Yard Trust, Virginia House Trust, Bellefonte Trust and TPT itself, the capability to support more groups wanting to put on Feast of Fun events is greater. Working with organisations in Plymouth including CaterED to provide meals to those churches without suitable kitchen facilities, these events bring together a sense of community to the whole city.

Huge thanks to

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To find out more about our Feast of Fun initiative, get in touch with our team.

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