Foodshare supports schools in and around Maidenhead in a number of ways.
Schools Scheme for Children in Distress (COVID-19 response)
The COVID-19 outbreak is putting many families with children of school age under intense distress. Some schools are asking parents to help cook meals for these families. It offers an opportunity for parents and children to cook together at home for a great cause. We have compiled a series of protocols that schools can adapt to their own needs, to allow parents (with their children) to safely cook meals to feed families with school children in distress. The scheme is based on Foodshare’s volunteer-made meals for people who are homeless. The protocols have been adapted for COVID-19 and can be freely downloaded by any school below:
School Meals-for-Hunger Scheme
During term time, we provide breakfasts for pupils at schools whose families are unable to afford to feed them properly. During the school holidays, we provide a meal two times a week from families who have access to food during term times, but not otherwise.
We also provide toiletries and sanitary pads for pupils whose families are not able to afford them.
We provide “holiday hunger” meals during school holidays for children on free school meals.