The North Ayrshire Foodbanks’ children’s holiday meal club Make A Meal Of It (MAMOI) will be operating throughout the Easter break.
North Ayrshire Foodbanks, based at the Church of the Nazarene in Ardrossan, and Ardeer Community Centre in Stevenston will be providing the service.
During the two-week break, some local schools will be also opening their doors to serve up food. The schools taking part are Elderbank Primary, Stanley Primary, Hayocks Primary, Dalry Primary, Dreghorn Primary and St Bridget’s Primary. These are open to all pupils, not just those who attend the schools.
Three local youth centres will also be part of the initiative: ACES Woodwynd Community Centre in Kilwinning, Pryde in Pennyburn, and Vineburgh Community Centre. Lunches will also be served by Fullarton Community Centre in Loudoun Montgomery Primary.
As well as the lunches, young people will also be able to take part in fun activities.
Yvonne Baulk, Head of Service (Physical Environment) said: “This is a fantastic initiative that always proves hugely popular during the holiday period.
“We care passionately about our young people and we want to give them the opportunity to have healthy meals all-year round.”
The lunches are available to all children who would normally be entitled to free school meals and £2 for the others.
The sessions will take place between April 3rd and 7th, and April 10th and 13th.
There will be a lunch and activity programme in all of the venues from 11.30am to 1pm.