Popular Cafe Inc returns with a bite to eat and some good company this summer
Published: Friday 21 Jun 2019 by Fife Council
Come along to Cafe Inc this summer at a venue near you
Fife Council's hugely successful Cafe Inc will be serving up free lunches across Fife during the upcoming school holidays so come along and bring the family.
The drop-in, free, lunch scheme Café Inc., served up an amazing 7,150 meals during the Easter holidays and is all set to expand across Fife this summer. The service will run at various venues to provide a free, midday meal for local children, young people and families.
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 children, young people, parents and families during the summer 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. For some of those families to provide an extra meal at home for a child or a number of siblings creates a breaking point, where school holidays are dreaded. Foodbank referrals are increased as families are stretched to the limit. Last year, it is estimated that Foodbanks gave out almost half a million food parcels in Scotland.
"Hungry children – and the underlying causes of child-poverty are well-documented – zero-hour contracts; benefit sanctions; homelessness; ill-health; Universal Credit . We want to do something for those children who need our support NOW.
"We 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 initially trialled this in a localised way, in the Lochgelly /Cowdenbeath area and it was hugely popular. This just hit home to us how vital this type of support can be to families. I visited the scheme during the holidays and heard first-hand the real difference that it made to families."
Open to children, young people and families, free lunches will be available in a number of schools and community facilities. No need to book or register for lunch, just drop in and enjoy some food and fun.
A selection of schools in all seven committee areas of Fife will deliver hot school lunches alongside the usual community based activity, which is run by local Community Development teams. This means families can enjoy a mix of hot lunches and packed lunches, alongside some activity programmes.
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 fighting this head on. Cafe Inc is open to all, it gives children and families a chance to meet up with friends and enjoy a bite to eat in some good company. I'd urge anyone to come along and enjoy a family lunch with some friendly chat and fun this summer. "
It is recommended children under 10 are accompanied by an adult.
Venues and times:
Lunches are available at Lochgelly West, Benarty, Foulford & Denend Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm.
Also at Kelty Centre, Benarty Centre, Maxwell Centre, Bowhill Centre, Lochgelly Town Hall, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm
NB – all community centres are shut on 15 July, lunches will only be available at the schools on this day.
For more information on what’s happening throughout the holidays keep checking the Our Cowdenbeath Facebook page.
Lunches are available at St Marie’s RC, Valley, Fair Isle, Kirkcaldy North, Kirkcaldy West and Burntisland Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm.
Also on a Wed, Thurs, Fri each week during the holidays, lunches will be available at Hayfield Community Centre.
There is a lot happening across the Kirkcaldy Area in the holidays please check out the Our Kirkcaldy Facebook page or call 01592 583475 during office hours for more information.
Lunches are available at Glenwood High School and St Paul's RC, Leslie & Carleton Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm.
To find out what’s going on in the summer holidays keep checking the Our Glenrothes Facebook page or call 01592 583474 during office hours.
South and West Fife
Lunches are available at St Serfs RC & Blairhall.Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm
For information on local activities during the holidays keep checking the Our South and West Fife Facebook page.
Lunches are available at St Columba’s RC High School and St Margaret’s RC & St Leonard’s Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm.
Broomhead Fare Share Pantry
Broomhead Community Flat
Tuesday 2 - 3pm
Friday 4.45 – 5.30pm
Food For Your Future
James Allan CC
Woodmill High School
John Marshall CC
Woodmill High School
Wednesday 3rd July 5-7pm
Wednesday 10th July 5-7pm
Wednesday 24th July 5-7pm
Wednesday 31st July 5-7pm
Wednesday 7th August 5-7pm
Tryst Youth Summer Programme
29.07.19, 05.08.19 & 12.08.19
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays
Tower House Lunch
Tower House Centre
Monday to Friday
Week 2 to Week 7 of Summer School Holidays
11.45am – 1.30pm
Wellwood Salvation Army
Every Wednesday 10.30am-1pm
Every Tuesday 10.30am-1pm
For information on local activities during the holidays keep checking the Our Dunfermline Facebook page.
Lunches are available at the following primary schools – Aberhill, Buckhaven, East Wemyss & Methilhill.Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm.
For information on local activities during the holidays keep checking the Our Levenmouth Facebook page or call 01334 659350 during office hours.
North East Fife
Lunches are available at Castlehill & St Monans Primary Schools, Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm.
Also Monday to Friday 11.45 to 1pm at:
Waid Campus - 8 - 19 July, 29 July - 2 August, 12 - 16 August
Madras College (Kilrymount Building) - 22 July - 16 August
Newburgh Tayside Institute - Tuesday - Thursday 16 July - 8 August
Tayport Primary School - Tuesday & Wednesday 9 July - 31 July
Leuchars Community Centre - Monday, Thursday & Friday 8 July - 2 August
For information on local activities during the holidays keep checking the Our North East Fife Facebook page.
Tel: 01383 602345 Fax: 01383 600006 Contact Gary Daniell online
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