3000 Worcestershire school students have been supported through this half-term by the County Council’s Ready Steady Worcestershire initiative.
The initiative provides information about food, activities and help available during the school holidays and works with partners to deliver this support to school pupils.
34 organisations have been funded by Ready Steady Worcestershire to deliver food and personal care packages to Worcestershire families.
The food packages consist of ingredients and recipe cards to enable families to cook healthy meals at home.
Meanwhile, £2000, donated by Worcester Cathedral, has been distributed to 13 organisations across the county to tackle period poverty by supplying sanitary products.
Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills said: “It is fantastic to see how Ready, Steady Worcestershire has supported our county’s school pupils during the holidays. Through February half-term, the initiative has helped the most children to date, going from 750 in Summer 2020 to 3000.
“I am proud to see how Ready Steady Worcestershire has developed and how our community in Worcestershire has come together to support these families.”
1100 British Library fun packs have also been distributed to families across the county by partners, including Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, as part of the half-term hampers funded by Ready Steady Worcestershire.
Fay Osborne, from Oasis Community Hub which received funding from the initiative said: “The library packs are a great addition to our half term hampers and care packages funded by Ready, Steady, Worcestershire - which have gone out this week. We have had volunteers working on their Duke of Edinburgh award putting the packs together and they have also helped collect pre-loved games as well as creating craft packs and recipe cards."
Visit the Ready Steady Worcestershire webpage for more information.