School holidays are not just a break from the classroom. For many, they are also a break from hot meals.
For the thirteen weeks of school holidays, many pupils in the UK will not eat a hot meal each day.
At school more than 1.2 million pupils who may otherwise go without are eligible to receive free school meals. Outside of term time though, free school meals are not available and many pupils are left without regular hot food.
This is where MakeLunch comes in. During school holidays, we are one of many churches or community groups who open Lunch Kitchens across the UK to provide free, healthy, cooked food for pupils who usually receive free school meals.