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UNITE against holiday hunger this Christmas

Posted by Alex Mayer on 30th December 2018

Norfolk’s Euro MP donned an apron and served meals at a special pop up Christmas cafe that is making sure that no child and their family go hungry this festive season.

Organised by FoodHub and Unite Community the festive cafe aims to stamp out holiday hunger.

80% of children in Mile Cross receive free school meals in term time but with the Christmas school holidays in full swing, the loss of free school meals during the holidays costs a family £30-40 per week.

In August the group provided over 500 free lunches to children during the summer school holidays.

Alex Mayer MEP said: “A big thank you to everyone organising the pop up cafe. While Christmas is often seen as a time of excess, for some families just putting food on the table is a struggle.

Of course it shouldn’t have to be like this in one of the richest countries in the world. It should be the shame of this government. But in the meantime solidarity initiatives like this make a big difference as no child should have to go hungry at Christmas.”

Geraldine Murray from Unite Community Norfolk said: “It’s great to have Alex Mayer MEP here as we fight holiday hunger locally here in Norwich in the run up to Christmas. This is solidarity not charity.”