As part of The Literacy Project, HarperCollins is to donate 10,000 books by authors including Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams to the Mayor’s Fund for London via its Kitchen Social programme to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The books will be received by 25-30 Kitchen Social hubs, currently serving over 1,700 young
Thousands raised for hungry young Londoners
The campaign ran from Monday 11 June – Monday 18 June and during this week, all donations made to participating charities were doubled.
We’re delighted to say that we raised a fantastic sum of £124,000 so we want to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone that supported us!
Your donations will now go towards providing 46,000 healthy free meals and activities for 10,000 children during the school holidays which will ?make a BIG difference to the lives of young Londoners growing up in low-income households.
We know Kitchen Social is about so much more than just food. The programme looks at general mental and physical well-being and social integration. Additional benefits include children learning about healthy eating, skills development, social inclusion, and the identification of children and young people in need. Local organisations benefit too, by developing new capacity and capabilities, thus better enabling them to respond to issues they face in their communities.
With your support, we can now give even more young people an opportunity to grow and play a greater part in the future of London.
New Government HAF support package announced
The Government’s recent announcement outlining a significant funding package to help alleviate child food poverty in the UK is a very welcome step in the right direction. As one of the recipients of the Holiday Food and Activities grant this summer, we know just how much of a huge lifeline the extension of the scheme
London and New York youth connect in exciting virtual event
A commitment to supporting the ideas and creativity of young people is the driving force behind My City and Me – a project that gives young people a creative platform to share their experiences of the pandemic. On Wednesday, the project concluded with an exciting virtual event for our young people and like-minded young New