After the UK government announced that it would not be putting any procedures into place to support the free school meals scheme for this October half term, businesses in Greater Manchester have chosen to lend a hand to help those in need. In the world we currently find ourselves in right now, the community spirit and support shown by these Manchester restaurants is all the more meaningful.
These Manchester businesses are standing in solidarity with Marcus Rashford's child food poverty campaign to make sure no child goes hungry this half term. Whilst many local councils have now stepped in to ensure no child goes hungry the support offered by these bars & restaurants will still be desperately needed. Whether it’s a take away packed lunch or a hot meal inside here are just a few of the businesses in greater Manchester offering free school meals this October half term for absolutely anybody who needs it.
100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP
Almost Famous are serving up a free burger and chips for any vulnerable families this October half term. You can simply show up and collect a meal to go. Almost Famous are also offering free meals to children of families who dine in, throughout the half term.
McDonalds in several locations have pledged to provide 1 million free school meals for British children this October half term paid for through funds donated by FareShare.
Lockside Ln, Salford M5 4YP
Seven Bro7hers, Middlewood Locks, are providing packed lunches for children who need it this half term. Packed lunches can be collected from the bar Monday-Friday 10am-12pm.
37 Hanging Ditch The Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR
Pho have pledged 6,000 meals to children in need this half term in many of their resteraunts across the UK
That is to only mention a few. The rest of these amazing Greater Manchester businesses in the following areas will also be serving free school meals for children throughout the October half term:
Coffee Sack, Prestwich
Baker's tea room, Egerton
The Kitchen, Westhoughton
Thyme Out Food, Didsbury
Three Peaks Pizza restaurant
Impact Catering, Eccles
Mr Chips, Swinton
Ate Days A Week
Minikin art cafe, Sale
Astoria Bar and Restaurant, Urmston
4 Ways Cafe and Sandwich Bar, Leigh
Union Arms, Tyldesley
If you don't live in Greater Manchester make sure you check the free school meals
map to find support in your local area. You can sign Marcus Rashford's petition here