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Food Hampers
Your Farmer Meals

1500 Easter hampers for Free School Meals Families

Over the two weeks running up to Easter, with funding obtained by Together for Change from the Warwickshire County Council's HAF programme, we were able to pack and deliver Easter hampers to around 1500 children on free school meals around Nuneaton and Bedworth.

With the help of our wonderful volunteers we packaged and delivered hampers to 18 schools and churches across a period of two weeks.

Each family received a food hamper, and each child received an activity pack with outdoor toys and an Easter treat. We also included a sheet with recipes sent to us from the farm that use the items in the food hamper to make a hearty and healthy meal.

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A lorry full of toys, ready to unload and be turned into 1500 activity packs
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Some of our wonderful volunteers and staff ready to start packing
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Easter Activity Packs

Our activity packs contained a selection of three outdoor toys, including frisbees, a bat and ball, skittles sets, archery sets and more. We also included an Easter egg and an Easter story book, and packaged them up in the most colourful bags we could find!

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Food Hampers

We sourced our food hampers through our friends at Your Farmer Meals, a Bedfordshire based farm who offer healthy, responsibly farmed, organic produce. Each hamper contained four high quality frozen meat products, including items such as mince, roasting joints or honey glazed pork strips. Alongside the meat was given a bag of fresh farm grown vegetables (including some of the biggest potatoes we have even seen!). You can find out more about Your Farmer here.

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Stacks of Easter eggs - one for every child!
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Saints volunteers with finished hampers

We want to celebrate the efforts of our wonderful volunteers who helped pack and distribute the hampers, some even braving torrential rain to ensure hampers got to the families who needed them. This free school meals support programme was a massive upscale for us (previously our maximum number of hampers given out in a week was 49!) and we could not have done it without their hard work.

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Volunteer Penny braves the rain

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for the food and the activity packs for our children. The families were so grateful and we have even had emails from parent to show how grateful they were. Pete, Penny and Jet were amazing and ploughed through even though we all looked liked drown rats at the end. Once again a massive thank you from all of us."
- staff member from a primary school
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Volunteer Sam making activity packs

It has been a year of unprecedented challenge for so many, and we at Saints want to show some love and spread some joy to our community in whatever way we can. Now more than ever it's important we all look out for each other, and keep community spirit alive.

Stockingford academy
A local primary school receive their delivery
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"Happy Easter to you all, the children are very happy & grateful for the Easter packs. Thank you all so much. P.S The children said this Easter is the best!"

A parent after taking home Easter hampers