Tackling food poverty in Elmbridge with Brite Box

A Community Grant of £17,000 will give 60 vulnerable families across Elmbridge the opportunity to enjoy cooking a meal together every Friday, starting in September.

Already working in Richmond, Kingston and Southwark, the Brite Box project delivers weekly meal kits to families facing food insecurity and teaches children to cook nutritious meals on a budget, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Voices of Hope, who run the project, hope that the children will have fun learning new skills, and develop a love of cooking. At the end of this year-long project, the budding young chefs will be invited to a graduation party to celebrate their achievements.

Feeding Britain found 1 in 4 adults looking after children had eaten less during the pandemic in order to be able to feed the children in their households

According to the End Child Poverty campaign, there were 3805 children across Elmbridge living in poverty in 2019/2020, with many more families plunged into crisis over the last year as a result of the pandemic. Tackling child poverty in Elmbridge is one of Walton Charity’s funding priorities and we are keen to work with local partners to tackle this growing issue.

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