Published Date: Oct 7th, 2021
It’s Challenge Poverty Week and here at Fife Council, we continue to prioritise initiatives aimed at reducing poverty in our communities.
That’s why we are once again running our popular Café Inc. lunch clubs across the Kingdom, during the October holidays. Due to remaining COVID restrictions in our schools, lunches will be prepared as a packed lunch to go, providing our children and families with a free, nutritious meal during the day to help through the holiday.
Cllr Judy Hamilton, Convenor of the Housing and Neighbourhoods Committee said: “ We know many families in Fife could use all the support they can get right now. Holiday periods can be very difficult financially and our Café Inc programme can help bridge the gap for many.
“While the Scottish Government have agreed to payment over the holidays for those entitled to free school meals, we know that there are families who may not qualify but who could equally use some support at this time. We want to help all our families with just a little extra support because we know the impact poverty in childhood can have on children’s life chances. We want every child in Fife to get the help they need to achieve their full potential.”
Café Inc is a Fife Council-funded initiative which has been running during school holidays since 2019. Over the last summer holiday period, our staff handed out 3,000 packed lunches a day to families.
Café Inc is run from a number of venues across Fife. There’s no need to book, no identification required, no criteria to meet, just a free packed lunch for anyone.
All venues are providing packed lunch grab-and-go bags and will be open from 11.45 to 1 p.m.
Masks must be worn in buildings, and social distancing and one way systems may be in operation.
For details of where Café Inc is running in your area over the school holidays visit www.fife.gov.uk/cafeinc