SE1 sandwich bar runs initiative to feed hungry schoolchildren

Josh Salisbury (30 September, 2020)

The sandwich bar is offering breakfasts to needy pupils

39256A member of staff at Mustard in Great Suffolk Street

An SE1 sandwich bar is running an initiative to feed hungry school kids.

Mustard, on Great Suffolk Street, is being supported by the Fuel the Future project, which aims to make sure vulnerable people in the borough don’t go hungry.

The scheme offers a breakfast for vulnerable children, five days a week. Previously, the scheme has supported the elderly, providing 600 meals for pensioners through Age UK.

Chloe Gibbs, the manager, said: “Earlier this year the world stood still for a little while and as a result of that a number of issues were highlighted that did not previously get much air time and Marcus Rashford’s campaign was something that really hit home for us.

“We believe that all children, no matter their background, should be given an equal chance to thrive in life and we knew that with our contacts and resources we had a great opportunity to help affect change in this area.

“We are really looking forward to seeing the results of this scheme, especially now moving into the winter months.”

The scheme is being run in conjunction with UK Power Networks, which helps finance it. Adam Champion, area manager at UK Power Network, said: “It is of vital importance that we help customers in vulnerable circumstances and support communities to the best of our ability and in the current climate we’re looking for new, innovative and useful ways to do that.

“We are delighted that we can support Mustard to help those who desperately need it during these exceptionally challenging times.”

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