Free Meals for Kids this Halfterm

To help local families struggling at this time, a number of local cafes and restaurants are offering free meals for kids during halfterm. These businesses are grateful for any donations from the public to support this scheme.

Footballer Marcus Rashford has also created this national Kids Free Meals map. You can use this form to upload your offer to the map.


Families which need assistance with food or other forms of support can contact West Berks Community Support Hub on 01635 503579, 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday or by email at

Newbury & Thatcham Area

  • NuMee Coffee Shop, Wash Common
  • Riverside Community Centre, Clay Hill is delivering free lunches to kids who go to their club
  • The Village Shop, Woolhampton
  • Crown and Thorns, East Ilsley
  • Hampstead Norreys Community Shop: if you’re a parent or carer with children who receive free school meals, or if your family would benefit from support, please just pop a note in an envelope addressed to the shop manager saying how many children are in need, and we will arrange free packed lunches for them during half term. (Very discrete: no questions asked.) 

Hungerford Area

Lambourn Valley



If you are entitled to free school meals or universal credit and struggling to pay for food over half term, please contact the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub for support on or call 0300 003 4576. The team is available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm.

  • Aldbourne Community Junction: in collaboration with Aldbourne Post Office,  is able to offer free children’s meals for this half term (Monday to Friday) for all children living in Aldbourne. There will be one hot and one cold takeaway option each day between 12.30pm and 1.30pm from the Community Junction.
  • Love Marlborough Kids Meals & Sue Brady Catering are providing free hot meals during halfterm from St Mary’s Church Hall.
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