Corby Borough Council would like to thank all of those involved in providing nearly 700 meals to Corby’s youngsters during Half Term last week.
Following the Government’s announcement that they wouldn’t be funding Free School Meals during school holidays, Corby Borough Council in partnership with The Autumn Centre funded and organised free hot and cold meals throughout the week.
A delivery service for those that couldn’t make their way to the Autumn Centre was provided and by the end of the week a totals of 690 Meals were given out.
Once the announcement was made, Corby’s community reached out to help. The Leader of Corby Borough Council said:
‘We were overwhelmed with the support from the community to help us ensure that no child in our Borough goes hungry. We would like to thank Lodge Park Academy for donating cereals and bagels, Tayto for donating crisp, Milex Energy for donating £500 and Corby Hackney Owners Association members, consisting of sky cabs shareholders and independent owners for donating their time (and cabs) to deliver lunches.
‘Also I would like to thank Cllr John McGhee, Isobel McNab, Julie and Caroline McKinnon and Niamh May for making pack lunches and delivering them to families across the Borough.
‘Of course we couldn’t have done it without the amazing staff from The Autumn Centre who made the meals, received the calls, handed out lunches from the centre and co-ordinated the whole process, all whilst the centre remained open supporting older residents.
‘We also had some lovely Corby residents who donated food and dropped off some lunches for children too.
‘We know that these lunches could well have been the only meals some children were getting that day and it’s times like this that our community really pulls together to ensure that our most vulnerable were fed. I couldn’t be more proud of our Borough and the generosity that everyone has shown.’