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Children from low-income families can benefit from free lunches over the Summer holidays

A summer lunch scheme from Winchester City Council is providing healthy lunches to children from low-income families in the district over the school holidays.

The council has partnered with two organisations, Projects Bar and Kitchen in Winchester City Centre and Sparsholt Village Shop and Post Office, to provide the lunches free of charge for children who would normally receive free school meals.

Summer Munchies venues
Sparsholt Village Shop and Post Office (left) and Projects Store and Kitchen, Winchester (right)

The Summer Munchies scheme, which runs until 1 September, is also open to any families worried about the cost of providing their children with nutritious lunches over the summer break.

The lunches themselves each contain a freshly made sandwich, a piece of fresh fruit and a healthy snack, available daily with no prior booking required. Parents simply need to attend either The Projects or Sparsholt Village Shop and ask for the Summer Munchies Deal.

Speaking about the scheme, Cabinet Member for Community and Engagement Cllr Kathleen Becker said:

“I’m pleased that we’ve been able to partner with two great organisations to roll out our completely free Summer Munchies scheme, which is there to ensure that families concerned about the increased costs of living are still able to provide a healthy and nutritious lunch for their children during the school holidays”.  

Projects Store & Kitchen is located at 6 Middle Brook St, Winchester SO23 8BQ and Sparsholt Village Shop and Post Office is located at The Well House, Woodman Ln, Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2NR.

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