Do your FSM parents know about the Holiday Activities and Food Programme?

Footballer turned school food campaigner Marcus Rashford is urging parents to sign up for the funded Holiday Activities and Food Programme this summer.

The £220m holiday club programme offers “fun and food” for children and young people in England during the school holidays. Places are free to those who receive free school meals (FSMs), but students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

Mr Rashford stars in a new promotional film in which he urges families to consider using the programme, which is also being supported by the Child Food Poverty Taskforce.

The government-funded holiday programme is targeted at those children and young people most affected by the pandemic, offering a “safe and supportive environment where they can learn, be active and eat well, as well as make new friends locally”.

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