Half-term hunger put at bay thanks to church project in Luton

During half-term, Christ Church in Luton launched a Make Lunch kitchen. 

A partnership with TLG  (Transforming Lives for Good) - Make Lunch is about providing hot meals in school holidays.

Church Urban Fund data shows that the parish has one of the highest levels of child poverty in the Diocese. 

Lay Minister, Brad Cook said: "We fed 29 people and had an amazing 15 volunteers helping to cook, welcome and entertain.

"We're particularly grateful to Rochester Diocese for giving us funding for Make Lunch through the Children and Young People's Fund. We plan to open again in the Summer Holidays and welcome in even more families"

The Children and Young People's fund was developed as part of the Diocese's Called Together vision, and has been made possible through the significant financial support of  Colyer-Ferguson Charitable Trust.  

The fund aims to support ideas that will give children and young people lifelong encounters with Jesus; grants can fund anything from resources and trips, to food and practical supplies. 

There are four rounds of applications each year. The remaining application deadlines for 2019 are:

  • 14 June
  • 13 September
  • 29 November

Find out more about the fund here


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