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Manchester Mind working with City in the Community – Holiday food packages

Manchester Mind are delighted to be supporting Manchester City Football Club’s City in the Community to provide free food packages and activities throughout the Easter holidays. Here is an update from them about how you can sign your child up to access this great initiative.

City in the Community is once again offering free lunches to youngsters in Manchester during the school holidays.

This Easter, 2,400 healthy meals will be made available to families across East Manchester, Hulme and Wythenshawe.

All three collection points will each have 100 nutritious meals available every day from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, and Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 April between 11am – 1pm.

The lunches will be made from locally sourced, fresh ingredients developed by Manchester Mind’s ‘Food for All’ project.

All families who wish to collect meals must sign-up in advance and can do so by completing this form. Once registered, a confirmation will be sent with an address and collection timeslot.

City in the Community’s Community Outreach Manager, Martin Ingham-Griffith, said:

“We have always been passionate about supporting local children during the school holidays, and that’s more important now than ever as we continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Last half-term, CITC made 1,500 free lunches available as part of our Soccer School initiative.

“This Easter holiday, we’ll be offering nutritious meals once again, as well as a separate football provision; ensuring that more children than ever can benefit from a healthy lunch even if they’re not signing up to a Soccer School session.

“We would call on anyone who thinks that a free lunch might benefit their family during the Easter holidays to register your interest as soon as possible.”

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