West London Mission

Healthy Holidays

To address food insecurity affecting young people in South London by supporting local groups to provide good quality nutritious food for children and young people during the school holidays. Including football clubs, adventure playgrounds playgrounds & projects supporting vulnerable women.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133739)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




We want to tackle the problem of holiday hunger. There is a great need for our project in Lambeth. 1 in 3 Lambeth families are eligible for free school meals, compared to 1 in 4 elsewhere in London. With nearly 30% of children and young people living in poverty in Lambeth many families are struggling to cover the cost of the additional meals during the school holidays. Consequently many children in Lambeth are going hungry which impacts on behaviour and learning.


Work with up Lambeth holiday groups to: Provide the children with healthy food; Provide a support package to parents, families and carers of the children who attend the holiday groups that includes: Advice on cooking healthy meals on a budget – access to family cookery classes and recipes. Related WLM services to support people around debt and financial stress, digital inclusion, and English language classes and signposting families to other borough support agencies including food banks.