Eat Together, Play Together, Learn Together

Our holiday kitchen project…

  • Location: Park Ward Halifax
  • 32.5% of children living in Park Ward are living in poverty
  • 25% are entitled to free school meals
  • There is no planned statutory provision to support food poverty over the summer holiday period

Over the six week summer holiday period, local families living in poverty struggle to put a hot meal on the table in place of the school dinner that they would usually have.

Unfortunately, there is no statutory provision for holiday food provision and therefore children and their families can often go hungry. With this in mind, we developed the Holiday Kitchen – a project to provide food, play and learning for families over this period.

The project was incredibly successful, with over 250 hot & healthy meals served and a variety of family interaction and play opportunities provided.

The project ran out of our Outback kitchen and garden – a perma-culture space of one hectares, with an abundance of fruit and vegetables growing and with the kitchen made from straw bales.

The project was featured on BBC Radio Leeds breakfast show and has been built in to the local authority anti-poverty action plan which will be fed-back to central cabinet next month.


A promotional film was made for the project, link here: