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F.R.E.S.H. delivering meals to children in the school holidays

F.R.E.S.H. delivering meals to children in the school holidays

F.R.E.S.H - Fresh was set up in February 2020 initially to support one school in the school holidays but because of Covid 19 the charity now supports seven schools every week. 

Gail and Jeff  Bradley, members of the congregation at St Saviour’s Church in Great Moor, Stockport set up local charity  F.R.E.S.H (Food Ready Every School Holiday) to provide schools meals to local schools.

The idea came about during prayer and the charity supports over 1000 children a week and Jeff delivers them himself to schools.

F.R.E.S.H – Fresh was set up in February 2020 initially to support one school in the school holidays but because of Covid 19 the charity now supports seven schools every week. 

Jeff and Gail were supported by their hard working committee, Karen Muskett treasurer and secretary Garry Noble and Forever Manchester who gave them a grant.

F.R.E.S.H. delivers to Bridgehall, Westmorland, Cheadle Heath, Ladybridge, St Mathews Adswood and St Ambrose primary schools. They mainly deliver ambient food for convenience but also some fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh meat. 

Fareshare supply the food to F.R.E.S.H. and contributions also came from Morrisons, Asda and John Lewis helped along by a grant from the National Lottery and support from Stockport Council. The food is delivered directly to the schools who make the packs up and distribute them to those in need. 

Feedback from schools and families have been very positive and has made a huge difference where hunger impacts on so many levels. 

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