Feast of fun preparations
Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun - at Home!

Our partners in Plymouth, Transforming Plymouth Together, have continued their Feast of Fun work with churches through lockdown.

Usually, they'd be coordinating the hosting of many Feast of Fun events in person, all providing food and fun to children and families during the school holidays. Many children get a hot meal at school during term times and for some of these children it is the only hot meal they get. But what happens if they are on holiday and at home, especially when parents cannot afford to feed them during the long summer holidays? Last summer saw 18 churches involved in almost 40 events across the city, providing almost 2,500 meals for families.

But of course, whilst it isn't possible to open the churches this year, the provision of food and activities for families in lockdown (with the additional financial challenges and lack of options for activities for children) is all the more important.

So Transforming Plymouth Together devised Feast of Fun At Home. Working with partners Provide Devon, Tescos, and FareShare to source food that would otherwise go to waste, they're working with churches across the city to provide hampers of food and packs of crafts and games for families to use at home.

Watch Hannah, Project Support Development Worker at Transforming Plymouth Together, tell us about the incredible impact the work is having!

If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8