Our lunch box scheme is expanding to keep up with demand during school closures.

Working with schools, we’re supporting the families who may not have enough food to feed their family nourishing meals.

The lunch boxes – containing a mix of freshly made meals and store cupboard essentials – can feed a family of four lunch for five days. Our aim is to provide these in in addition to any vouchers handed out by schools.

On average we’re sending out 1,000 boxes a week – over 200 in the Hackney area, around 800 in Southwark and Lambeth.

We’re fortunate to have some incredible supporters who’ve made this possible – Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity is funding our lunch boxes as well as School Food Matters’ breakfast boxes in Southwark and Lambeth.

Funding from Ocado’s You Give We Give and from many other donors – including the charity cookbook – StayingintheBook, has enabled us to provide lunch hampers for the past 10 months. We can’t thank you all enough.

Not only are you addressing food insecurity, you’re supporting food producers – we source some of the meals from Mission Meals, which provides an income for small food businesses like Migrateful.

We’re also able to support schools such as Grasmere and Harrington Hill with advice and access to suppliers. They’re working with the local community to create excellent food parcels for families. Plus – at Totteridge Academy, pictured, they’re adding extras into the boxes to ensure families have more than enough to get by.

We want to raise the standards of what is acceptable – no family should be going hungry or living off scraps. Thanks for helping us do this.