Mayor’s Fund For London Kitchen Social Project
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Texel Foundation allocated a percentage of this year’s donations to 9 emergency grants, the second of which is detailed below:
Providing food for disadvantaged young Londoners.
There are already signs of increased food poverty in London, beyond the current 400,000 children under 16 experiencing it. Whilst the government are offering food vouchers to those pupils who qualify for free school meals, 20,000 children in London are food insecure but don’t qualify and that number is set to increase as a result of the financial strain on parents and carers.
MFFL are offering packed lunches and hot meals plus activity packs and books for collection or delivery, across London.
We made a meaningful donation to help them work with 29 ‘hubs’ (community groups, youth clubs and primary schools), delivering the Kitchen Social programme across 24 London boroughs, which are on course to serve 120,000 meals to around 36,000 children by the end of the school term (22 July).
Over the summer holidays MFFL hope to sponsor 50 hubs to continue delivering the kitchen social programme to those who need it.