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Holiday Lunches

Work to address the 170-day gap in free school meal provision during the summer is taking place across the UK, labelled ‘Filling the Holiday Gap’.

FOOD Portsmouth rolled out a holiday lunch programme in partnership with six Portsmouth City Council Adventure Playground sites.

Playground workers noted that as well as preventing children missing a meal at lunchtime, the holiday lunch project also "had a positive social contribution, wherein they all enjoyed sitting down together to eat, sometimes with the older children helping the younger children if they struggled.