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Hendy Foundation helps feed children in summer holidays

A donation from Hendy Foundation is helping local charity Acts of Kindness keep children in Fareham and Gosport fed during the summer holidays.

Acts of Kindness is providing food to create lunches for around 300 children this summer with a £336 donation from Hendy Foundation being used towards food for the parcels as part of the Holiday Poverty initiative.

Kerry Snuggs who runs Acts of Kindness said that so many families in the area are vulnerable and will struggle to feed their children during the long summer holidays.

“Acts of Kindness is stepping in to help alleviate some of the pressure on families who are in need but don’t always qualify for support,” said Kerry. “Last year we helped around 100 children but this year, with the effects of Coronavirus, we are expecting to feed around 300 children.”

Parcels are currently being delivered to families in Fareham and Gosport with children set to benefit from a range of nutritional food, and a few treats. “We want to make sure that no child goes hungry this summer,” said Kerry. “We have worked closely with schools in the area to identify the families we can feed and thank everyone who has donated to ensure we can provide these food parcels.

“Donations from organisations such as Hendy Foundation make such a difference to how many parcels we can provide.”

Hendy Foundation trustee Alyson Marlow said she was pleased that the Foundation could play its part in helping keep children fed.

“I have seen first hand the amazing work Kerry and the whole team have been doing since the start of lockdown helping the local community and initiatives such as the Holiday Poverty initiative make such a difference to families,” said Alyson.

Details of Hendy Foundation are online at www.hendyfoundation.org

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