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Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch gives children living in Islington, the chance to enjoy free fun activities alongside a free, healthy and nutritious lunch during the school holidays.

Lunch Bunch is back again this summer, offering a range of free activities for children and young people of all ages with a free, healthy and nutritious lunch provided.

Adventure Playgrounds

Lunch Bunch runs daily at the following adventure playgrounds across Islington: Lumpy Hill, Crumbles Castle, Timbuktu, Toffee Park, Barnard Park, 3 Corners, Cornwallis, King Henry, Waterside and Cape. Please contact the adventure playgrounds to book. Visit Adventure Playgrounds for more information.

Summerversity

This exciting holiday programme for young people aged 13+ will involve both indoor and outdoor activities that can be done safely with social distancing and also online options. Free Lunch Bunch food will be provided for many of the in-person sessions. Visit the Summerversity website.

Access to Sports

Access to Sports deliver an exciting range of physical activities in estates, community centres, parks and schools across Islington. Visit Access to Sports for more information.

Bright Start

Bright Start will be organising some Lunch Bunch Picnics for families with children under 5. Find out more about Bright Start.

Other food support

The number of spaces available at all activities will be limited in line with safety requirements.

If you need help with getting food or need family support, there are a range of services to help you.

We are Islington - 020 7527 8222 or minicom on 020 7527 1900. Lines are open every day from 9am to 5pm. Islington Council, voluntary sector and mutual aid groups are working together to provide support.

Food Parcels for vulnerable families - contact Bright Start family support surgeries.

Healthy Start Vouchers - families with children under 5 on certain benefits can apply for Healthy Start Vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and veg, and infant formula.

Islington Coronavirus Support Directory - Families can find services on the Coronavirus directory for support for information on food shopping groups, free groceries and groceries with free delivery local to them as well as counselling, legal advice and lots more Coronavirus Support Directory

British Red Cross Hardship fund - provides up to £1,080 over three months for families with children or other dependents who are not in employment or receiving other financial assistance from statutory or voluntary services due to having no recourse to public funds (NRPF) or delays in receiving benefits. Find more about the fund.

Contact us:

For further information or If you’d like to get in touch with the Lunch Bunch team, please email lunch.bunch@islington.gov.uk or call the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959.

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