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Glasgow's Holiday Food Programme Looks Set to Sizzle This Summer

Published June 2021

Children and parents in Glasgow will be spoilt for choice this summer thanks to a fun-packed programme of activities planned to keep young people and their families occupied during the school holiday.

Throughout the school holiday, organisations will be holding a range of activities for young people and their families. 

The Glasgow Children's Holiday Food Programme (GCHFP), funded by the council and delivered by organisations, will run in every ward in the city.

An interactive map has been developed making it easier for families to access information and contact details for organisations delivering the holiday programme.

Funding of almost £1.4 million was awarded to 40 organisations that already provide holiday programmes to upscale and expand their usual activities to include food and spaces for more children to attend and take part.

This year's summer holiday food programme is being supplemented by the 'Get Into Summer' programme funded by the Scottish Government. The Get Into Summer programme also sees a number of primary and secondary schools holding activities for pupils who attend the school to participate in. 

Councillor Ricky Bell, City Treasurer, welcomed the extra support that's available to families this summer.

He said: "Almost £1.4 million has been given to third sector organisations to help us deliver a host of holiday food programmes across the city.  There is something on offer for everyone and we've made it as easy as possible for families to find out what activities are available in their area.

"We started the Glasgow Children's Holiday Food Programme in 2018 to help address food poverty.  It's an invaluable service for families in Glasgow, bringing children and young people together to eat, have fun and learn during school holidays."


Published June 2021

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