Faith and voluntary sectors hailed for summer access to food scheme
ASEFTON Council and Sefton CVS have once again given food for thought at its annual children’s Access to Food Programme, supplying over 4,000 hot meals to those in need.
The scheme, in its third year, helps to support families across Sefton who are most in need of help and hot meals, allowing them to end a reliance on school meals to help nourish their children.
It would not have been possible without the support
“For more than a decade the Shining Stars Awards have put the spotlight on some extraordinary achievements by Sefton’s children and young people,” added Joanne.
“We’re hoping for more of the same this time round, and look forward to a bumper crop of nominations to help us make the 2018 awards the best year yet.”
Joanne also pointed out that children and young people play a vital role in planning and organising the awards ceremony, and also as hosts and performers on the night.
For more information about the awards and a nomination form contact the Shining Stars team on 0151 920 0726, or email email@example.com.
The closing date for nominations this year is 5pm on Friday, November 9. and hard work of front line local voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector groups – vital in making the programme come together.
A total of 4,350 meals were served across Sefton during the six week period over the summer holidays.
In addition to Sefton Council’s children’s centre and school provision, Sefton CVS coordinated a network of local voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector organisations including The Orrell Trust, Waterloo Community Association, Parenting 2000 and The Inclusion Network to offer additional access to food during the holidays.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council cabinet member for communities, said: “All of our families were so incredibly grateful for the food and it is difficult to see how they would have managed without it.
“There’s a need for schemes such as the Access To Food Programme.”