Churches help feed hungry children during summer holidays

Churches across the city and county of Nottinghamshire are hosting holiday breakfast or lunch clubs in the summer holidays to help families going hungry due to the absence of free school meals.

The organisation responsible for the initiative is Transforming Notts Together – a joint venture between the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and the Church Urban Fund.

Assistant Development Worker at Transforming Notts Together, Lauren Simpson said:

“ ‘Holiday hunger’ initiatives have been around for a couple of years, with the introduction of universal credit and low wages low-income families are finding it increasingly hard to find the extra money in the holiday to feed their children. The projects at Holy Trinity Lenton and Mansfield Baptist Church are new for this summer. And we (TNT) are planning to help churches start new projects in the October 2-week half term too.”

Food, Fun and Activities for children and families are available from Monday 29 July – Friday 30 August :

Nottingham City

Bestop Kitchen @ Bestwood Park Church

Beckhampton Road, NG55NG

Tuesdays @ 12noon – 2pm

Third Thursday @ 4pm – 6pm

£2 Donation

St Paul’s Church, Carlton

Church Street, NG4 1BJ

Mondays , Tuesdays and Fridays @ 9am – 11am

(last session on Fri 23 Aug)

FREE – just turn up

Breakfast & Activities, & Take Away Packed Lunch

Holy Trinity Church, Lenton

Church Street, NG7 2FF

Every Thursday in August

FREE – just turn up

Breakfast & Crafts

St Jude’s Church, Mapperley

405 Woodborough Road, NG3 5HE

Thursdays @ 8.30am – 10.30am

£1 Donation – just turn up

Breakfast, crafts/games & take away packed lunch

Mansfield Road Baptist Church, Sherwood Rise

Gregory Boulevard, NG7 6JN

Tuesdays & Thursdays in August @9am – 11am

FREE – just turn up

Breakfast & Crafts



Lifespring Church Warsop

Tuesdays @ 10.30am – 12.30pm

FREE – pre-book

Lunch & Crafts/Games

Lifespring Centre New Ollerton

Mondays and Wednesdays @ 10.30am – 12.30pm

Lunch & Crafts/Games

St Wilfrid’s Church Calverton @ The park next to the Calverton Village Hall

Mon – Fri @ 12noon – 1pm

FREE Just turn up

Packed Lunch

New Cross Community Church Sutton-in-Ashfield

Thurs 25 Fri 26 & Mon 29 Jul @ 9am – 11am

Mon 19 & Thurs 29 Aug @ 9am – 11am

FREE Just turn up

Breakfast, games and activities

Pleasley Playscheme @ St Barnabas Church

Weds 24 Jul – Fri 26 Jul @10am – 1.00pm

Mon 5 Aug – Fri 9 Aug @ 10am – 1.00pm

FREE Prebook

Lunch & Craft/Games

The Bridge Church Retford

Wednesdays @ 12noon – 2pm

FREE Pre-book

Lunch & Activities

Toton Methodist Church

Wednesdays @ 12noon – 2pm

FREE Just turn up

Lunch & Sports Activities


For further information please email Lauren at :