The Holiday Provision Steering Group is formed of over 30 local organisations, individuals and groups committed to tackling food poverty for Southampton families during the school holidays.

You can follow its dedicated Twitter page here. 

Led and facilitated by City Catering, and funded through a VIVID grant administered by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, the group launched in late 2019. Southampton and the local area currently has a number of organisations, individuals and initiatives geared towards tackling the issue of food poverty - with a particular focus on those families and children who go hungry during the school holidays. It's an issue that's widely been referred to as 'holiday hunger' in the media and with 35% of Southampton's children's living in poverty, working in partnership is essential. 

Our aims


Partner to improve the food opportunities on offer to families during the 13 weeks of school holidays across the year.

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Increase local knowledge for families and services of what food and activity provision is available, through joined-up signposting.

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Join forces to increase our influence on school holiday food insecurity as a local and national issue.

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Organisations involved

Active Me 360 Bassett Green Primary SchoolBidfood Cantell SchoolsCarswell Gould Century IT Services City Catering Coach 4 U Sports Communicare in Southampton Connect 4 Hampshire Fareshare  Foundry Lane Primary School Good Grub Club by Radian HomesHamwic Education Trust Home Group MaterialisePark Community SchoolPortsmouth Diocese Regent Park Community College Scratch Shirley Warren Primary School Sholing ChurchSO18 Big Local Solent Mind Solent NHS TrustSoton CAB Southampton Children's Play Association Southampton City Council Southampton City MissionSt Christopher's Church in Thornhill St Marks CofE SchoolSt Mary's Church Swaythling Primary SchoolThe Cedar School The Polygon SchoolThe Romsey School TLG Make LunchTWICS University of Southampton Valentine Primary SchoolVivid Homes YMCA Weston Park 

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