Write to your MP

Write to your MP

It's the middle of the summer holidays. In fact, Scotland have decided that summer is over and headed back to school. For the 1.2 million children who rely on the Free School Meals they receive at school, this long holiday is tough. The added financial pressure that school closures place on families are significant.

Ever since we started MakeLunch we've been committed to finding ways to end holiday hunger (and hunger the rest of the time, and child poverty too, but one thing at a time!) and we've been gathering statistics, stories and information to challenge the government and policy makers to make some changes. 

Frank Field MP has been leading an enquiry into holiday hunger this year and will be presenting a School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill to Parliament in September. The bill, which has cross-party backing, would give local authorities the duties and the resources they need to facilitate the delivery of programmes that provide free meals and activities for children who would otherwise go without.

So we need your help.

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Holiday Hunger Parliamentary Inquiry

Holiday Hunger Parliamentary Inquiry

MakeLunch welcomes the publication of the findings from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Hunger's recent inquiry into holiday hunger. Find out what the inquiry discovered and the changes they're proposing...

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UK CEO Cook Off

UK CEO Cook Off

A number of Lunch Makers and MakeLunch staff were able to attend the UK CEO Cook Off, organised by the Jamie Oliver Foundation and UK Harvest...

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50,000 Meals

50,000 Meals

Today, we've got our happy face on as we had our 50,000th  meal reported. That's right, since 2011, our teams of volunteers all over the U.K. have served a whopping 50,000 meals to children who might otherwise have gone hungry.

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Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

At the DSC Social Change Awards last night, they also presented awards to outstanding volunteers who serve their communities tirelessly. We were asked to nominate one of our volunteers. Choosing just one might be one of the hardest things we've ever had to do - we've got such an amazing team of volunteer Lunch Makers who cook, shop, clean, chop, run activities, do admin and so much more to make our Lunch Kitchens happen.

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Red Cup Cheer

Red Cup Cheer

Looking for an excuse to treat yourself to a Starbucks?

This year, MakeLunch are one of the charities benefitting from the #RedCupCheer campaign. They give 5p from every coffee sold in December to a fund which is shared out between local charities. We’re definitely on the list to receive some of the money but we need your help to determine how much. Here’s what to do..

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