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Platform free food programme extended until February 2022

24 Feb 2021

We are thrilled to have received further funding from Glasgow City Council’s Children’s Holiday Food Programme, which will allow us to run our free food takeaway until February 2022. The service will take place during the remainder of 2021 - Easter school holiday, school summer holiday, October break, and February 2022 school holiday.

Our team operates the takeaway from The Bridge Car Park and we are delighted to help keep our local community supported through the provision of food bags. There were filled freshly each day with healthy breakfast and lunch items, as well as a sweet treat.

We’ve worked where possible with local suppliers including our neighbouring cafe Wee Bettys who provided filling dishes such as macaroni cheese and pasta options.

Platform Arts Manager Jenny Crowe said:

“It’s fantastic to continue to offer free meals to our local community. Pre pandemic we ran regular free school holiday breakfast and lunch clubs in the Platform cafe and since summer 2020, with restrictions on access to our building, we have adapted and offered the service as a takeaway offering from The Bridge Car Park.

“We are part of a wonderful community here in the East End of Glasgow and lots of other local organisations have also been very active with free food deliveries and services - we’re proud to have been part of this overall effort during such difficult times.

“In addition to giving away thousands of food bags since last summer, we were also able to gift families with art packs full of creative activities and materials, which could be taken away to be enjoyed at home.

“Many thanks to the Children’s Holiday Food Programme Fund for allowing us to provide these free meals, as well as a big thank you to everyone who helped, volunteered and came along to the takeaway. We look forward to continuing to run the service throughout this year and into next”.

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