A project which aims to address the growing issue of holiday hunger is coming to Plymouth in February 2018.
Led by the charity StreetGames, the Fit and Fed project delivers an affordable holiday programme that aims to combat inactivity, isolation and hunger for young people by providing sport, play and food during the school holidays.
Supported by funding from Sanctuary Housing and the Big Lottery, Plymouth City Council’s Sport Development Unit is coordinating two Fit and Fed programmes during February half term. One will take place at Hamoaze House in Devonport and another at Mayflower Community Academy in North Prospect.
The sessions are open to young people from the local areas in Years 5 and 6 who receive free school meals. During the programme young people will get the opportunity to play games, socialise with others and learn more about living a healthy lifestyle while being served a hot healthy meal provided by CaterEd.
Councillor Glenn Jordan, cabinet member for Culture said: “The Fit & Fed project gives children the chance to take part in affordable holiday programme in their neighbourhood. The programmes will allow children to play with their friends, take part in physical activity and learn new skills in a safe environment.”
Future Fit and Fed programmes are planned to take place at various locations in Plymouth during the 2018 school holidays. For more information please call 01752 307008.