Break Free is helping to combat holiday hunger in South Bristol. Working with Youth Moves the project offers young people a wide range of accessible sporting activity alongside healthy meals.
What is Break Free?
Break Free is part of a Bristol wide project called Feeding Bristol.
In partnership with Youth Moves, based in one of the most deprived areas in Bristol, we run a programme that delivers a range of accessible activities at the same time as alleviating holiday hunger.
What does it do?
Our team of professional sports coaches & youth workers take a mobile sports village into the poorest neighbourhoods of South Bristol to deliver free, meaningful, diversionary sports & other activities during school holiday periods.
Whilst delivering these fun & inspiring sessions, our trained staff will also provide the young people with breakfast & lunch so that they get at least two meals throughout the day.
Why is it needed?
A recent report by Kelloggs explored the impact of children going to school hungry and found that:
- Hunger has a significant impact on concentration, behaviour and children’s ability to learn, so…
- If a child arrives at school hungry they lose at least 1 hour of learning a day…
- This equates to 8.4 weeks of learning time over their whole primary schooling.
- 2.4 pupils in every classroom will arrive at school hungry at least once a week.
What can I do?
We are working with some wonderful partners who all provide free food and or financial support.
Boston Tea Party has abolished single use plastic cups and now sells reusable bamboo cups at cost price instead. They also donate 10p from every cup they sell specifically to this project.
Hobbs House donates fresh bread every day we run a project to go towards providing both breakfast and lunch for the children who attend.
Arthur David donates fresh fruit and vegetables every day we run a project so that the children get a healthy balanced diet.
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