Holiday Hunger Project
Ian Preece, Football Participation Officer at The Shropshire FA also founder of Give Someone a Sporting Chance which has diversified into the Holiday Hunger Programme in partnership with AFC Telford United & Dawley Town FC have delivered over 145 full bags of shopping to more than 70 families in Telford & Wrekin.
This project was initiated as a result of the recent government decision to not continue to provide/support free school meals throughout the school holidays.
We are incredibility humbled by the generosity from The Shropshire FA, AFC Telford United and the general public for their food parcel donations. This food has been delivered to over 70 families in Telford & Wrekin who need it the most.
Over 13 locations were in receipt of food parcels as part of the Holiday Hungry Project which is helping Marcus Rashford "Free School Meals" campaign. The UK government extended free school meals to eligible children during the Easter holidays earlier this year and, after a high-profile campaign by Rashford, did the same for the summer holiday. But the Government has refused to do so again, saying it had already given money to councils in England to support families.
- AFC Telford United FC
- Dawley Town FC
- Woodside Community Centre
- Brookside Community Centre
- Sutton Hill Community Centre
- Malinslee Community Centre
- Randlay Community Centre
- Hollinswood Community Centre
- Arleston Community Centre
- Donnington Community Centre
- Oakengates Community Centre
- Trench Community Centre
- Dawley and Aqueduct Community Centre
Ian Preece (Football Participation Officer, Telford & Wrekin) is pictured below with Shropshire FA Chairman Dave Simpson out delivering food parcels to those who need it the most in Telford & Wrekin.
Ian Preece (Football Participation Officer, Shropshire FA) said: "After this announcement I took it upon myself to diversify my current project which provides free kit into a holiday hunger programme, and people/families who are suffering deprivation, a provision to feed disadvantaged throughout the holidays. Given the current climate, families are in extreme need of this provision and it is a lifeline for most which will mean people will not go hungry throughout these periods. GDP has fallen by 20% this year, millions have lost their jobs meaning the current situation is far worse than things have ever been."