Clubs across country distribute free half term meals

October 30, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


A number of England Boxing-affiliated clubs have been helping to distribute free meals for youngsters this October half term.

Liverpool club Gemini ABC has been running a Fit and Fed programme during the schools break, with five to 15-year-olds attending  a one hour session followed by lunch from Monday to Friday.

The free events have been held at the club’s gym in the Speke suburb of the city.

Just down the road, Jennings Gym in Coppull, Lancashire has distributed food to children in the Chorley area, with the help of Bees Country Kitchen.

Both the Gemini and Jennings projects have been supported by funding from the Maverick Stars Trust.

Another Liverpool club, Kirkdale ABC, have been running a half term Breakfast Club for two age groups.

It has run Little Rockys sessions for five to nine-year-olds followed by those aged 10 to 16.

It is just part of incredible ongoing efforts to feed vulnerable on Merseyside during the Coronavirus Pandemic, with 9,500 meals distributed to local residents so far.

In Hereford, South Wye Police Boxing Academy has continued its much-appreciated Fit and Fed work, with youngsters in the gym all week.

The city of Bradford’s Unity Boxing Academy are also doing their bit once more by feeding all attendees at their gym during scheduled holiday slots.

On the South Coast, Heart of Portsmouth has teamed up with Portsmouth Fruit and Flower and supermarket giants Asda to ensure every attendee at the half term boxing camp has enjoyed a free lunch, including fresh fruit.

It’s been a busy few days in the North East, too, where Wigton ABC has been offering food and essential groceries such as pasta, potatoes, juice, sweets, milk, nappies and more to be picked up or delivered where needed, depending on the situation.

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