Cafe Inc holiday club invites you for lunch
Published: Tuesday 02 Apr 2019 by Fife Council
Join us for lunch
Fife Council are inviting children, young people and families for a free lunch at their new lunch club, Cafe Inc, which will be running during the Easter holidays.
The pilot scheme will run at various venues in the Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly areas to provide a midday meal for local families, along with a range of activities for young people at some venues.
Councillors agreed the scheme as part of their budget for 2019/20 with a view to reducing poverty and helping towards a Fairer Fife. The scheme is open to all families who may be struggling financially over the school holidays.
Cllr Judy Hamilton, Convenor of the Community and Housing Services Committee, said: "We provide free school meals during term time for over 9,000 pupils across Fife. But we know that there's a lot of pressure on all families during the school holidays. There is voluntary and third sector provision available and we will continue to work with them but we really wanted to extend that help to everyone.
"We have invested £400k in a year-long trial of free lunch provision during school holidays, in a partnership between Communities and Neighbourhoods, Education and Children’s Services and Facilities Management. We are testing this initially in the Lochgelly/Condenbeath area and we'll take on board any feedback before rolling this out across Fife during the summer holidays."
Open to children, young people and families, free lunches are available in a number of places. No need to book or register for lunch, just drop in and enjoy some food and fun.
Hot meals are available at St Kenneth's, Lumphinnans, Benraty or Lochgelly West Primary Schools between 11.45 and 1.30pm Monday to Friday, from 8th to 19th April.
Alternatively lunch and fun are on offer at our community centres. The Maxwell Centre in Cowdenbeath, Kelty Centre, Bowhill Centre, Benarty Centre and Lochgelly Centre are offering various Junior (8-12) and Senior (12-18) activity sessions with lunch available to all. Anyone who would like to join in the activities should contact the Community Education Worker and Youth Workers to sign up but there's no need to sign up for lunch just come along between 11.45am and 1.30pm.
Councillor Hamilton concluded: "It's a very sad fact that during school holidays many children in Fife go hungry. We don't think this is acceptable for any of our children and as part of our drive towards a Fairer Fife we are putting investment in place to try to combat this. The feedback from this Easter trial will help us to work out how best we can serve our communities and work out how best we can deliver this service to them. I'd urge anyone to come along and enjoy a family lunch with some friendly chat and fun."
Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
Tel: 01383 602345 Fax: 01383 600006 Contact Gary Daniell online
By Post: Brunton House High Street Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 9QU