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FREE food will now be available for Portsmouth children during every school holiday of the year as part of a £10,000 project that seeks to eliminate 'holiday hunger'.

Today Portsmouth councillors approved the expansion of the Holiday Food and Fun Programme that offers healthy food to youngsters, as well as playground activities, family cooking classes and nutritional education.

Since 2017 the programme ahs provided breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children in the summer holidays via adventure playgrounds across the city.

But this year funding the scheme, known previously as Summer Food and Fun, has more than doubled to tackle food poverty during all school breaks including the upcoming Easter holiday in April.

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Portsmouth Evening News

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