A project to beat childhood hunger has received the support of a local Member of Parliament, following a visit to one of the city’s adventure playgrounds today to find out more.
MP for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan, is backing the collaboration between the city council and Warburtons to beat childhood hunger, through an initiative called ‘Summer Food and Fun’.
The initiative aims to combat the problem of holiday hunger and provide a free breakfast to families throughout the summer period, hosted at the 4 local youth clubs and the city’s 6 adventure playgrounds over the summer holiday to ensure that families can access a nutritious breakfast during the school break.
The project is expected to help at least 300 children at each site in Portsea, Landport, Buckland, Stamshaw, Somerstown and Paulsgrove.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“Every child in Portsmouth deserves to succeed in life, yet too many children in the area live in poverty.
This fantastic project helps to provide families with a good nutritional start to their day in a friendly community setting.
I’d like to extend my deepest thanks to Warburtons for all their work with the city. As someone who used to work with the play service I know just how valuable this is to Portsmouth families.”
On the visit Stephen met and discussed the project with the council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, voluntary organisation representatives, council and play staff and local children.