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Local Businesses Offer Free Meals During Half Term

Over the last few days we have seen a huge swell of support from local businesses that want to offer their support to children and families that do not benefit from free meals during half term.

Just as they did - and have continued to do - since the first lockdown in March, many local businesses are showing generosity and compassion within their local communities to their neighbours, ensuring those most vulnerable are offered support. 

Below is a list of some of the local businesses that are offering free meals to residents across the borough. 

This is in addition to arrangements that have been put in place to ensure that the most vulnerable families are able to access food vouchers during this half term and over the Christmas holiday period. Parents whose children have a social worker or are receiving support from the borough’s children’s services department may be eligible for assistance.

Details on eligibility and how to access the scheme can be found on the Achieving for Children website.

Local businesses offering free meals during half term

Souper Soup, The Community Brain, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton
Hot soup, bread and a cake free for children and families who need it.
Available 12 - 2pm until Friday 30th October.
 
Voices of Hope & KingsGate Church, 161A Clarence St, KT1 1QT
Free hot meals for children and their families to take away until Friday 30th October.
Email by 9am on the day to [email protected] with your name and the number of meals requested.
If extra meals are required for other days, we have meals available in recyclable containers to be reheated at home. Request on the day when you come for your hot meal.
 
Pho Restaurant, 6 Eden Street, KT1 1BB
50 meals are available each day. (Veggie fried rice and a piece of fresh fruit) from every Pho restaurant.
Meals will be available at the front of our restaurants for people who need them. Visit their website.
 
Prezzo, Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1NY
Offering free take-away boxes full of hot pomodoro pasta. Pick up between 11.30am - 12pm until Friday 30 October.
No charge, no strings, no questions
 
The Antelope Ale & Cider House, 87 Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4AW
Donating free, healthy lunches to anyone who needs them to help feed their kids this week.
Email [email protected] to let them know how many meals you need.
Collections can be made from 9am - 9pm until Friday 30 October. Meals will be in recyclable containers to be reheated at home.
 
The Albion Ale & Cider House, 45 Fairfield Road, Kingston, KT1 2PY
Donating free, healthy lunches to anyone who needs them to help feed their kids this week.
Email [email protected] to let them know how many meals you need.
Collections can be made from 9am - 9pm until Friday 30 October. Meals will be in recyclable containers to be reheated at home.
 
Huffkins at John Lewis, Kingston
Offering a free lunch to any child in need. Collections are available by emailing [email protected]
 
Wagamama, 16 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EY
All open restaurants in England are offering a freshly cooked meal to take home to any family in need.
Visit Wagamama between 4 - 6pm to collect. Until 30th October. Visit their website.
 
The Oak Pub, Kingston, 98 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5EN
Offering healthy meals to anyone that needs them this half-term.
Email [email protected] and let them know how many you need and what time you would like to collect them.
Meals will be ready for collection each day from 3pm and will be provided in disposable containers.

Nutriwell UK, Elton Road, K12
Offering hot meals, fresh fruit and snacks daily. Email [email protected] for more information.