Forest Forces become the driving force in delivering meals to local schools
We’re come to the end of a very busy summer here at Nottingham Forest Community Trust. As part of our bustling schedule, we’ve been working with Nottingham City Council (NCC) and the Department for Education (DfE) to run our Free Fun & Food programme across the city as part of the Government funded, Holiday Activity Fund.
To ensure a smooth roll out of the programme, we enlisted the services of two of our Forest Forces participants to support us in the transportation and delivery of meals to all venues taking part in the programme.
Retired servicemen, Trevor Hind and Lewis Rowan were employed by NFCT throughout August to deliver sandwiches, hot meals, cereal bars, fruit, water and reusable bottles to schools across the city. Their help ensured that all children in attendance were supplied with a healthy meal as part of the Free Fun & Food programme which provides children with activities and a meal at each session.
We caught up with Trevor, following a morning shift driving across the city, “I’ve been very busy driving from location to location, but I am proud to be a part of the operation. It also allows me to keep active during the week, so I was very keen to apply for the role, given my current participation in the Forest Forces and Walking Football programme the Trust also organises.”
Trevor continues, “It’s a great programme that the Trust is offering kids as it’s gets them outside, lets them socialise and gives them something to do.”