North Ayrshire Foodbanks, in partnership with North Ayrshire Council, are pleased to announce that they will once again be running their children’s activity club for the summer holiday. The Make A Meal Of It (MAMOI) project operates from two bases: Ardeer Community Centre, Stevenston, and the Ardrossan Church of the Nazarene each offering places for up to 25 children per day.

The activity clubs will start on Monday 4th July and run until 12th August 2016. The times of the club are 11am until 1pm. Each base is operated by a team of skilled youth workers who will ensure that children are engaged in a series of fun activities as well as working with the Education Catering Department who will be providing the award winning meals.

As a member of the national organisation Make Lunch the food bank is pleased to be part of the solution in the reduction of child hunger and reducing the financial stress for households. It is our hope that we are able to assist families as we all know how expensive holiday periods can be.

MAMOI is part of a network of bases operated in partnership with North Ayrshire Council. While getting a nourishing meal is important, we also want children of all school age—primary and secondary—to have a good time. Our sessional youth workers offer a range of fun activities to ensure that the kids get are entertained.

This free provision has been made possible thanks to the generosity of: pupils from Greenwood Academy who donated the £3,000 prize money they won as part of the Young Philanthropists Initiative; The Henry Duncan Award; Awards for All; Community Windpower Limited; and the national food company Brakes.

Guardians who would like to book a place on this summer’s session should contact Valerie Crosthwaite at the Caley Youth Centre on 01294 602027. If there are pre-school children in the family they are welcome to come along with siblings but need to be accompanied by a guardian.


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