The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced that its flagship holiday food programme, Kitchen Social, has delivered close to 1.1m meals, but warns that this figure could skyrocket during the summer break. Over 110 community clubs around the capital have received small grants for good food and holiday activities, aimed at the estimated 400,000
Introducing Digital Digest
New research by the Food Foundation has shown that during the Coronavirus crisis, more than 200,000 children are skipping meals because families don’t have enough food during the lockdown.
In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children in London aged 16 or under were living in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 qualify for the government food voucher scheme during the pandemic, meaning at least 200,000 may go hungry. This figure is likely to be higher due to rising unemployment and loss of self-employment income.
We feel that during this crisis it’s important to bring all of the issues and opinions surrounding food insecurity into the spotlight. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming to launch ‘Digital Digest’ – a series of blogs and free webinars bringing together leaders from across the food industry to discuss ways in which we can tackle food insecurity and champion children’s right to food.
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‘The Power of Work Experience: Good Practise in the Built Environment’ will gather organisations from across the built environment (BE) as they explore what work experience can do for young people – and why it’s an important tool for organisations looking to level-up their future workforce. What’s the venue? The event will take place in
Innovative school projects supported for Maths Week London
Ahead of this year’s Maths Week London, the Mayor’s Fund for London has worked with generous partners to fund several exciting, inclusive, and innovative maths-based projects at schools across the capital. The Small Grants Scheme, launched earlier in the year, provides grants of up to £250 to London primary and secondary schools. Successful applying schools can