Lunch for needy Royston youngsters in school holidays

The Make Lunch team serve up grub.

The Make Lunch team serve up grub. - Credit: Archant

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Children from struggling families in Royston will benefit from free school meals during the school holidays thanks to a new initiative.

Make Lunch Royston runs lunch clubs twice a week at Royston Town Hall, with games and activities thrown in for good measure.

The team get funding support from North Herts District Council and the Cinammon Network’s social fund, with more money promised from local churches, charities and organisations.

The lunch club is managed by Trinity Life Church and supported by Churches Together and Royston Town Council.

During the Easter holidays, the children had an Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny.

Mandy Jinkerson, the community champion at Royston’s Tesco Extra store in Old North Road also came along to make fruit smoothies.

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Royston town councillor Lindsay Davidson said: “There are more than 300 children who receive free school meals in Royston and the lunch club provides a much-needed service out of term time for struggling families.”