Our Good Grub Club – created to combat holiday hunger – has been selected by Wave 105 as one of their Cash for Kids initiatives.
On Thursday 9 May Wave 105’s National Superhero Day encourages the local community to change the lives of the recipients of Cash for Kids’ funding by raising money in fun and unique ways. Every year Cash for Kids chooses different community programmes to support with grants; this year the charity is focusing on combatting holiday hunger and our award-winning Good Grub Club is being recognised for supporting local families.
Radian’s Community Development Officer, Jess Tarrant, said: “Holiday hunger can push many families into food poverty, with school holidays being a particularly difficult time financially. Free school meals support low income families during term time but there are 170 non-school days a year, causing a lot of financial pressure.
“Social isolation can also be a challenge for low-income families during school holidays, with many unable to afford activities or days out for their children.
“Our Good Grub Club tackles these problems and has been a huge success.”
Every penny raised by Cash for Kids stays local, enabling The Good Grub Club to continue to support families facing financial hardship by hosting interactive workshops with an emphasis on getting participants preparing food and cooking healthy meals from start to finish. Families who attend the workshops are also able to interact with other parents and children, extinguishing social isolation that can occur during school holidays.
The importance of schemes like The Good Grub Club was highlighted again in April when The Trussell Trust revealed a frightening rise in the number of visits to food banks, with an annual increase of 19% and 1.6 million packs of food supplied in the past year alone. With this knowledge, we are continuing to strive to support families not only with affordable and sustainable housing options, but with food preparation and ingredients.
Our community and welfare initiatives are award-winning; testament to their value and importance. With vital support and funding from Cash for Kids, the scheme will continue to host workshops for families in the areas it operates, extending its reach and bringing positive change to people’s lives.
A big thank you to our Good Grub Club partners; Asda, Fareshare, Solent NHS Trust, SCRATCH charity, Colne Avenue Baptist Church, and Options Resourcing, who make this project possible.