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I announced the funding at a visit to Pilton Youth and Children’s Project which will provide

activities for 250 children this summer.

 

One of my first acts as Communities Secretary was to announce funding to ensure more children will have access to healthy and nutritious food during the school holidays.

Children’s charity Cash for Kids is being granted £150,000 to help local community organisations support children during the school holidays with activities and access to meals.

The funding is the first allocation of £1 million over the next two years to tackle food insecurity outside of term time.

This is part of the £1.5 million Fair Food Fund, which supports projects that help people to access healthy, nutritious food through community based activities and support.

In a country as prosperous as Scotland, no child should be going hungry. We already offer free school meals to all pupils in P1 to 3 and families on low incomes, but we know that costs can often rise during the school holidays and it can be a struggle for families to provide affordable healthy and nutritious food as well as fun activities for children every day.

Earlier this year we announced an additional £1 million from the Fair Food Fund will be available over the next two years to tackle food insecurity during the school holidays.

I’m pleased that one of my first acts as Cabinet Secretary was to announce that Cash for Kids will be the first recipients of this fund to support their holiday activity. What they do makes a real difference to the lives of children – and their families – across the country.

 

 

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