The Big Pancake Party is a movement of people who make Pancake Day count and help us end food poverty.
Although Shrove Tuesday 2019 is over, it's not too late to support our fight against food poverty. This is the story of Ryan* - with your help the Together Network can feed many more children who are at risk of hunger during the school holidays:
‘Can I save mine and take it home? I want to share it with my mum…’
Whilst the other children at the holiday club enthusiastically tucked into their fish and chips, the little eight-year-old boy sat nervously holding his plate of food.
Heartbreakingly, this little lad had seen his mum go without meals so that he could have enough to eat, and he wanted to save his lunch to share with her.
At CUF we know that the school holidays can often be a time of increased hunger and stress, with weekly budgets having to stretch to cover additional meals, leaving families struggling to make ends meet. It is estimated that 3 million children are at risk of hunger during school holidays. Thankfully, this little boy had the chance to be part of a holiday club, supported by Church Urban Fund's Together Network, which provides a healthy lunch.
A gift from you today will help support the many social action projects across England, supported by CUF, that are working to tackle hunger in Britain. Your gift today will help those struggling to put food on the table.
Thank you so much for caring and for joining the Big Pancake movement.
- Find out more about food poverty here.
- Find out more about how the Together Network is fighting hunger here.
- Find out more about the Big Pancake Party here.
*name and photo changed.