Nappy Valley restaurants stepping in to provide free school meals during half term

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Nappy Valley restaurants stepping in to provide free school meals during half term

Postby Community Editor » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:55 am

Following a vote in the House of Commons against providing children with free school meals during the holidays, many local restaurants are stepping in to help those families who need it.

- The School House, St John's Hill is providing free school meals to those in need of a little help. You can call them on 020 7223 6288 or message them through Instagram @theschoolhouselondon between 11am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

They are a small team and have set up a Go Fund Me page for anyone who wants to help them provide as many free meals as possible. Please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tsh-free-sch ... are-flow-1

Address: 137-139, St John's Hill, London SW11 1TD

Website: https://theschoolhouse.london

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- Pho on Battersea Rise and in Balham have also stepped up and will donate 6,000 kids' meals to those in need. They are giving out 50 meals a day (egg fried rice and a piece of fruit).

You can collect meals at the front of the restaurants. No need to call in advance.

Address: 50-52 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EG
67-69 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HA

Website: https://www.phocafe.co.uk

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- Beyroots in Tooting is offering free school meals to kids and their accompanying parent from today for two weeks between 12-2:30pm at their discretion. Drop in and when you arrive, simply speak to a member of staff.

Address: Tooting Broadway Market

Website: https://www.beyroots.co

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- Royal Mahal in Tooting is offering meals to those who usually receive a free school meal. Please email info@royalmahal.co.uk with your name and select one of the following dishes for your child.

*Chicken curry with pilao rice
*Chicken Karahi with pilao rice
* Punjabi Cholay (Channa Masala) with pilao rice
*Tharka Dhaal (lentils) with pilao rice

They will then email you back with collection details. Collections happen between 12-2pm.

Address: 32-36 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting Bec, London SW17 7PD

Website: https://royalmahal.co.uk

A huge thank you to all of these businesses and a massive thank you to Marcus Rashford for starting the campaign for free school meals during the holidays.

Please share this far and wide with anyone who might need it.

Apologies to any businesses in Nappy Valley who we have missed off this list. If you are a business who is offering free school meals or you know of any, please reply to this post and let us know!

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Re: Nappy Valley restaurants stepping in to provide free school meals during half term

Postby Community Editor » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:22 am

More restaurants offering free school meals this half term are:

Bordelaise, Tooting

9-11 Broadway Market, Tooting High Street, SW17 0RJ

Running from Tuesday to Sunday (Oct 27-31) from 12pm to 2.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Unit 70 Broadway Market, 29 Tooting High St, SW17 0RL

Meals are available for two weeks starting Monday, Oct 26. Children can come between 12-2.30pm and should mention the scheme to a member of staff. The restaurant says parents accompanying their kids are “more than welcome to eat too.”

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Communion Coffee, Tooting

21 Trinity Road, SW17 7SD

Communion Coffee are offering children two weeks of free school meals. You can direct message the café on Instagram or pop in between 11am-1pm and mention free school meals.


Sista Hub, Furzedown

116 Mitcham Lane, SW166NR

You can email fahima_mustafe@hotmail.com or phone on 02070418176 to let hwe know how many meals you require. Collection is between 12 and 3pm.


More businesses offering free meals can be found on this National map - https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewe ... 60558&z=16
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Postby Community Editor » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:50 am

And more restaurants providing free school meals over half term:

Meat and Shake

The popular Upper Tooting Road restaurant will offer free meals to anyone who asks for them from 12pm - 5pm.

You can contact Mr Siddique by emailing usama@meatandshake.com.

The offer is only available for dine-in eating and children must be accompanied by an adult (the adult does not need to buy anything).

47 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting Bec, London SW17 7TR

Jam Delish

Jam Delish is offering free vegan meals to the children who need it.

Thursday 29th October - Saturday 31st October / Thursday 5th November - Saturday 7th November.

You can pop in or email jamdelish@outlook.com.

725 Garratt Lane, SW17 0PD, London, Tooting
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Postby Community Editor » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:16 am

Wimbledon shopping centre pledges free meals for school children.

A Wimbledon shopping centre is providing almost £4000 in food vouchers to school children this week, after MPs voted against directly funding free school meals over the half-term period.

Centre Court offered £15 vouchers to 256 Richards Lodge pupils who are eligible for free school meals during term time.

Headteacher Alison Jerrard said: “Centre Court’s work is a brilliant example of the kindness of community businesses.”

Eligible pupils will each be able to collect a voucher in the shopping centre from Tuesday.

Each voucher’s value is equivalent to a £3 school meal for every day of half-term.

Lynsey Coleman, marketing manager at Velocity Worldwide said: “When it was announced that the children who depend on free school meals would not be getting support from the government, we decided to offer our help.

“In the absence of our usual half-term family events, the money can be used to still benefit the community.”

The initiative will cost £3,840.

Jerrard added: “The staff reaction has been fantastic with people working over their weekend to pass the message on.”

Centre Court joins dozens of organisations across the UK pledging free meals to pupils as part of a high-profile campaign led by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford MBE.
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Re: Nappy Valley restaurants stepping in to provide free school meals during half term

Postby Community Editor » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:53 pm

The Cyclist in Balham is providing free takeaway school meals between 11am and 1pm until Friday 6th November, offering pasta, fresh fruit, juice and a sweet snack. Children must be accompanied by an adult but they do not need to purchase anything.

Address: 194 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12 9BP

Website: https://www.cyclistbalham.co.uk
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