Holiday provision will be extended for pupils in Southwark and Lambeth this summer after a cash injection from the Mayor’s Fund.
Both local authorities are working with the Mayor’s Fund for London to provide more food and activities throughout July and August.
The programme will run from July 22 to September 2. It gives healthy meals to families of young people aged four to nineteen and offers a range of activities including sports, theatre, crafts and cooking – including events offered remotely if lockdown continues – to prevent ‘holiday hunger’.
Councillor Evelyn Akoto, cabinet member for community safety and public health in Southwark, said: “Now more than ever we need to keep our young people entertained and educated about healthy habits.
“Encouraging healthy eating and providing a meal for some of our most vulnerable young people is a great way for them to stay healthy and active over the summer break and provides a lifeline to some families over the summer break.”
The fund will support the existing seven holiday hubs in Southwark and sixteen hubs in Lambeth, with the aim of setting up more across both boroughs.
To sign up, visit summeroffoodandfun.org.uk