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Holiday times can be challenging for families, and for those who are vulnerable or on a low income in particular. The lack of free school meals, regular social contact and play opportunities can create stress and pressure for families, often leading to financial, social and nutritional challenges.

Up to an estimated three million children risk being hungry in the school holidays. This group comprises over a million children growing up in poverty who receive free school meals during term time, as well as an estimated two million who are disqualified from free school meals because their parents work for their poverty.’
(Hungry Holidays, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, April 2017)

About Holiday Hub

Holiday Hub supports families in the school holidays by providing meals and opportunities for family bonding through eating, learning and playing together. As well as taking part in a wide range of fun activities and enjoying quality time together, families learn about nutrition and keeping fit and healthy.

Thank you to Meals & More for supporting Holiday Hub since 2016.

Most useful is learning about all different recipes without it being so costly, and the meals are really easy to make.’


Feedback from families highlights that Holiday Hub has helped them to:

  • Make healthy and cost-effective meals
  • Improve family relationships
  • Socialise with other families
  • Try new activities
  • Get to know the local area better
  • Improve their wellbeing

Find out more about the impact of Holiday Hub.

Due to struggling with anxiety, I don’t socialise at all and tend to stay in the house … I have socialised with staff and other families.’

Contact us

Louise Reilly (Holiday Hub Co-ordinator)
M: 07714 076 184
E: louise.reilly@family-action.org.uk

Find out about our other holiday food and activities programmes.

If you are a delivery partner, please visit our Members’ Area or contact us using the details above for the latest Holiday Hub information and resources.