This morning, staff from Nottingham Forest Community Trust attended Clifton Young People’s Centre in Nottingham. We were at the centre to give a helping hand to volunteers running ‘Fun with Food’, a School Holiday Food Provision Scheme. The project provides food for children who otherwise may not be able to eat during the school holidays, along with their lunch they also get to enjoy a free activity in the afternoon. Nottingham Forest Community Trust staff were there to help make sandwiches and packed lunches for the Young People’s Centre who feed on average 60 children a day.

Our members of staff Rachel and Danielle along with the Marketing team got stuck straight in to making sandwiches ensuring to wear their provided hair nets and aprons! Alongside our staff were many volunteers who gave up their time to help children across Nottingham receive lunch during the Summer holidays, within this group were members of staff from Nottingham Catering who offered their expertise to the cause, and added there were “grateful donations from DMB.”

Everyone worked hard and managed to put together around 260 lunches for children across Nottingham from various areas and organisations such as; Heathfield Play, Phoenix Play, Basford Baptist Church, NG Community Hub, AJ Sports, St Ann’s Play Centre and Breaking Barriers. The food which is all donated is freshly made every day to ensure the children are having a lunch that is made with fresh ingredients and in a hygienic environment.

We would like to say thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who are doing their best to provide essential support to children in our community. Alongside Nottingham Forest Football Club we also wanted to give the kids a little extra treat and have donated over 200 refillable Forest water bottles to go out with the packed lunches.

If you would like to find out more information or how you can get involved then contact the Early Help Services through Nottingham City Council at early.help@nottscc.gov.uk