Bolton’s biggest packed lunch scheme gets rolling

Bolton at Home partners with a number of local charities to help people and families. One of those charities – Urban Outreach – has 25 staff and more than 250 volunteers who work to support communities across Bolton.

For the last three years, we’ve worked with Urban Outreach to provide urgently-needed food and household items at the storehouse pantries in Johnson Fold and New Bury. A similar project that we’re keen to support each year is the BL (Bolton) Lunches initiative. During the school summer holidays, Urban Outreach enlists an army of volunteers to provide around 52,000 free packed lunches to more than 6,000 children who get free school meals. Bolton at Home staff join the hundreds of willing volunteers who roll up their sleeves at 7am each morning to make the lunches and distribute them at venues across the borough.

Each child gets a nutritious lunch including a sandwich roll, cereal bar, piece of fruit, cheese and biscuits and a carton of fruit juice. The packs are funded through donations from local people and businesses.

You can pick-up packed lunches for your child or children from 22 July to 30 August at these locations: click here.

Please watch our short film if you’d like to know what goes into BL Lunches, why it’s needed and how you could help.

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