Greenwich’s Labour Council has provided for our children and young people this summer with a fully packed holiday fun and food programme after Boris Johnson’s Conservative government refused to do the right thing and neglected our kids.
We’re proud to have delivered this programme to create unforgettable summer memories for local young people, which has included funding free holiday club places and offering free school meals every weekday.
We also supported families by sending a one-off payment of £80 per child to families of children receiving free school meals, helping to meet costs of groceries and bills.
Over this summer holidays alone, the Council has provided over 6,400 meals to children across Greenwich.
This means that since Christmas 2020, your Greenwich Labour Council has provided over 15,000 meals during the holidays to schoolchildren who needed them.
Councillor Matt Morrow, Greenwich Labour’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:
“Once again we’ve made sure that every child has had access to a nutritious meal every day this summer through our Holiday Meal initiative. Despite receiving no direct funding for this from the Conservative government, Greenwich’s Labour Council is committed to doing our bit to tackle food insecurity, and we firmly believe that no child should have to go without.”
While the Conservative government believes it’s responsibilities to our kids end when the school bell rings, just like Marcus Rashford, Greenwich Labour will always stand up for children and young people.