Supermarkets and donors to help visionary church feed 1000 kids and families this summer holidays

Supermarkets and donors to help visionary church feed 1000 kids and families this summer holidays
St Paul’s team who will help feed 1000 children and their families this summer

By Jill Dando News

It’s a quite staggering coming together of the community and businesses to help feed 1000 children and families the whole of this summer.

St. Paul's Church in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is tackling child hunger this summer with its fun and friendly "Little Kings" programme.

As hard times bite locally and across the UK, with massive hikes in living costs.Little Kings offer a lifeline to hard-hit households.

From July 25th until August 22nd, the church will be offering free two-course meals for children and their parents every Monday and Thursday from 12pm to 1:30pm during the school holidays.

The meals are made possible thanks to the generosity of St. Paul's congregation, a £1,500 grant from the Tesco Strong Start charitable program, £800 from Waitrose, £800 from Asda and £1400 from the Council.

The Little Kings initiative aims to alleviate food poverty experienced by low-income families when kids are out of school and don't have access to free or discounted meals.

Vicar Craig said "Why did Jesus feed the 5000+, because they were hungry and because God cares about the whole self and not just your spiritual wellbeing"

The church did the same all through the autumn and even on Christmas Day and this new project is the first time where it is aimed at families through the long summer months.

"We recognized that the summer months can be especially difficult for families struggling to make ends meet," said Mel Bray, Lead Organizer for Little Kings.

"We hope to ensure no child goes hungry while also providing a space for families to enjoy a meal together."

Parents are encouraged to book places for themselves and their children by visiting the church's website at

St. Paul's and its community partners are setting an example of how churches and local businesses can band together to address critical needs.

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