THESE businesses (see below) are offering free food to vulnerable children at half-term.

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The Carrot and Wine shop in Wormelow is just one Herefordshire business stepping forward to help youngsters failed by our MPs.

Shop owner Gordon Miller said if children are entitled to free school meals they will discreetly provide families with all they need to make sandwiches during half-term week, free of charge.

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Mr Miller said he just wanted to help families less fortunate that his own.

"Children are having their lives disrupted beyond all belief. I've got young children of my own and you ask them to wear a mask and they wear a mask, they don't question it.

"They're completely innocent in all of this that's going on, but those in families who are really struggling to make ends meet, or just don't know where the next meal is coming from, if we can help them we will."

Mr Miller's offer comes after Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford called on the Government to provide free school meals during the holidays.

Mr Rashford’s petition to end child food poverty led to a motion put down by Labour that was defeated by 322 votes to 261 on Wednesday.

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The Red Lion in Madley, for half term week we will be offering free meals to children no questions asked it will consist of a packed lunch of a sandwich, fruit, crisps & yoghurt. And on Wednesday we will offer a hot dinner aswell if you would like this please ring or message before 10.30 am so we can prepare one for the children. Please share this post to get word around. From all management and staff at the Red Lion in Madley xxxx

Home cooked Food!

Home cooked Food!

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Meals on Wheels, Herefordshire, By Bake and Create, Bulmer Avenue, Hereford: Free lunches for school aged children this half term. We would like to do our bit and help any families in need. We will provide a free lunch (hot and cold) for any children of a school age this half term. A time slot collection will be offered, with no questions asked and absolutely no judgement, everything will remain confidential. Please contact us on 07887483521 to arrange. Collection is from the Pavillion on the Castle Green. Please share this post as much as you can to help us reach as many people as possible. #supportinglocal #helpingthecommunity #hereford #doingourbit

Doing their bit: Bake and Create, Hereford

Doing their bit: Bake and Create, Hereford

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Beefy Boys, Hereford: It's been so heartwarming to see businesses both locally and nationally stepping up to offer help for families effected by cuts to school meals over the half term holidays. Seeing the community coming together to help has inspired us to do the same so next week, Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm all of our kid's meals will be FREE when eating in. No family should have to struggle alone, especially in these uncertain and worrying times, so as well as the above if you or anyone you know will struggle this half term please get in touch with us directly at hello@thebeefyboys.com, as we will also be offering a limited amount of takeaway kids meals to be collected each lunchtime Monday to Friday from the restaurant.

Inspired to do something: the Beefy Boys

Inspired to do something: the Beefy Boys

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Team 501: Team 501 will be at the Living Room, 10 Commercial Road Hereford, Monday / Wednesday / Friday 10.30-1200 (half term) giving out food parcels to anyone that may need a helping hand. No doctors referrals or bits of paper just a friendly face, please just come along and see us #nochildhungryhereford xxx????

501 Reasons Hereford Community Fundraising Group

501 Reasons Hereford Community Fundraising Group

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Carrot & Wine Stores, Wormelow: If your children are in receipt of free school meals and as a result of the ongoing pandemic, you might struggle financially to keep them full next week please email us at gordon@carrotandwine.co.uk. We will discreetly provide you with all you need to make sandwich lunches and fruit for the half term week, free of charge.

Discreet help: Carrot & Wine stores

Discreet help: Carrot & Wine stores

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La Madeleine, Church Street, Hereford: No child should go hungry, so we are going to try to help where we can. This isn’t about politics, just basic human decency. Next week if you would usually get a free school meal you can collect a packed lunch from us here at La Madeleine. If you have your letter showing your eligibility for free school meals just bring it along with you and collect your packed lunch between 10am-noon @ La Madeleine. Supplies will be limited so it’s first come first served but we will try to make sure there’s enough to go round, if you intend to use this service you could even message us so we can manage demand. #endchildfoodpoverty

Helping out: La Madeleine, Hereford

Helping out: La Madeleine, Hereford