Chesterfield FC Community Trust will be providing free school lunches for those in need during the October half-term break.
In an effort to support the local community, the Trust will help families in need and ensure that children across the district are provided with food.
Keith Jackson, the Trust’s head of sport and activities, said: “We know there will be families in our region who will struggle to put food on the table for their children during half term, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We felt we had to support those families. This is about our town pulling together and looking after each other. We will do everything we can to make sure no child in Chesterfield goes hungry this half term.
“Local businesses and friends of the Trust have offered to lend support, which is a great help.
“Lifehouse Church – a valued partner of the Trust – are backing the project and they have arranged for Jacksons The Bakers to provide 100 sandwiches, 100 sausage rolls and 100 muffins every day, which is fantastic.
“We are also grateful to Tesco, Print Digital Media and The Corrugated Case Company Ltd for their generous support.”
Lunches, to include a sandwich and a snack, will be available to collect from Chester’s Den play centre from 12pm to 2pm every week day during the half-term break. Organisers will endeavour to have a vegetarian option available every day but cannot guarantee allergy-free food preparation due to the scale of the project.
A one-way system will be in place with an outdoor queuing system. All staff working on this project will be temperature checked and wear appropriate face coverings and gloves.
The offer is open to any child currently receiving free school dinners but also, in exceptional circumstances, others who need support at this time. To qualify, the child’s name and school must be quoted, along with a parent’s National Insurance number.
Anyone who would like to offer support by volunteering to help with queuing systems or have appropriate food hygiene certificates should email firstname.lastname@example.org.