Businesses rally to support hungry children during half term

26th October 2020

While many families are enjoying the half-term holiday, it can be a much more challenging time for cash-strapped households who rely on free school meals to keep their children fed.

Worcester Foodbank will be working hard to support these families but a wave of businesses and other groups have also stepped up to the plate having been inspired by the campaigning of England footballer Marcus Rashford.

Below is a list of organisations in Worcester offering to help feed children during the break who would normally receive a free school meal.

Please note that eligibility for support is at the discretion of each of the individual businesses that are listed.

You can also keep track of those offering support across Worcestershire on the CJM Business Support blog here 

Worcestershire  Homeless  Appeal:

Offering  packed  lunches  during half-term holiday.

Check out their Facebook page

Email:  [email protected]

Tel:  07546  553835

Wayland’s Yard

Offering packed lunches from Wednesday to Sunday during half term for collection between 9am and 12pm.

Email [email protected] to arrange.

Wayland’s Yard, Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DB

Ma Baker:

Offering  a  filled  roll  or  a  hot  pastry.

Due  to  overwhelming  support,  Ma  Baker  will be  able  to  offer  bacon rolls  from  Monday the 26th of October.


Tel:  01905  45117

12  Cranham  Drive,  Worcester,  WR4  9PA

Like  U:

Working  with  three  local  businesses  to  provide  helpboxes.

They  will  be  available  for collection  from:

Ma Baker,  12  Cranham  Drive,  Worcester,  WR4  9PA

Groszek  Market,  38  Lowesmoor,  Worcester,  WR1  2SG

Worcester  Steak  and  Grill  House,  12  Corn  Market,  Worcester,  WR1  2DF.

Like  U  volunteers  can  also  deliver  if  you  are  unable  to  collect.


Email:  [email protected]

Vesta  Tilley  House,  Lowesmoor,  Worcester,  WR1  2RS

Rainbow  Hill  Chippy:

Offering  every  child  under  12  years  of  age  a  free  meal.  Available  between  3pm-4pm.  They can  choose  from  plain sausage and chips,  battered  sausage  and  chips,  fishcake  and chips,  nuggets  and  chips,  chips.

Quote:  RHCSCHOOLMEAL when  ordering.


24  Astwood  Road,  Worcester,  WR3  8ET

Molly  Simons:

Molly  and  Jazmine  work  at  Tesco  in  Warndon  and  are  preparing  free  packed  lunches  in  the Tesco  kitchen.  Lunches  will  be  available  on  Wednesday  28th  October  only  and  they will  be taking  pre-orders  from  now  until  Tuesday  evening.  Please  call  the  number  below,  message Molly  on  Facebook  or  text  how  many  lunches  you  need,  what  you  would  like  from  the  list and  if  you  would  prefer  to  collect  or  have  it  delivered.  Molly  or  Jazmine  will  then  confirm. This  is  for the Worcester  area  only.  Please  notify  them  of  any  allergies.

The  lunches  include: *  Either  a  ham/  cheese/  tuna  sandwich *  A packet  of  crisps  (ready  salted/  salt  and  vinegar  or  cheese  and  onion) *  A banana/  orange/  apple *  A fruit  yoghurt *  Small  treat *  Fruit  shoot  or  water  bottle.


Tel:  07725  442593

The Orchard Café:

The café at the Countryside centre is offering a free bowl of pasta to any child who is going to struggle to eat over half term.

Just go to the take away order point and ask for the half-term special.


Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01905 766492

M&S  Cafe:

Kids  eat  free  with  any  single  food  item  purchased  over  £3.  Terms  and  Conditions  apply. See  M&S  website  for  more  details.


Worcester:  39 High  Street,  Worcester,  WR1  2QN.  Tel:  01905 723603

The  Alma  Tavern:

Children eat free with every adult meal  ordered.  Deal is available all  day  every day.  With every adult meal  sold  50p  goes  to  the  foodbank.  Offer  available  from  Monday  26th October  to  Sunday  8th  November.


Email:  [email protected]

Tel:  07543  676434

74  Droitwich  Road,  Worcester,  WR3  7HT

Coffee  Warehouse:

Children  eat  free  this  half  term  with  purchase  of  any  adult  meal.


Tel:  01905  21777

12  Foregate  Street,  Worcester,  WR1  3QD

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