In Leeds alone, 30,000 children go hungry during the school holidays. In 2015 it was highlighted that 21% of young people under 18 years living in Leeds, were living in poverty, with several areas being ranked as some of the most deprived areas in the country.
Using the power of sport, Crick-EAT provides children and families in deprived areas of Yorkshire with free meals during school holidays. Food is kindly provided by Food revival, who aim to redistributed food that would be going to landfill, to those who may need it most.
A typical day at Crick-EAT includes two hours of cricket delivered by high quality coaches, a free lunch and education on nutrition. Previously, children have been provided with free toothbrushes, toothpaste and educated on the importance of oral hygiene.
Due to the informal nature of Crick-EAT, the cricket session can be delivered in local parks, green spaces, indoor sports halls, schools and other safe environments where children can attend during school holidays.
For two years Crick-EAT has been funded by Leeds Community Foundation in a bid to create #healthyholidays and reduce holiday hunger.
If you would like further information on Crick-EAT, please contact Beth on firstname.lastname@example.org