Meals & More was started by Brakes (a leading UK foodservice business) in 2015 and is supported by many other food businesses.
As part of our mission to end school holiday child hunger we’ve grown from three clubs in 2015 to 154 clubs in the summer of 2018, helping more than 11,000 children.
We recognise that as well as helping children, we need to work with Government to try to get lasting change and we’ve hosted events at the House of Commons, gained the support of all four Children’s Commissioners, children’s charities, cross party MPs as well as other industry partners who are now helping to raise awareness of holiday hunger and gathering support for change.
We’ve given evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger. This inquiry resulted in the first Hungry Holidays inquiry report published in December 2017.
In 2018, we joined like-minded organisations across the country in persuading the Government in England to invest £2m funding for programmes supporting holiday hunger/provision. While we welcome this funding, it is not enough to solve the underlying issue.
In July 2018 we were delighted to be awarded our charitable status. MEALS & MORE Registered Charity Number 1179092.