Eat well during the holidays

Mayor Allison Harrison visits the Make Lunch Project at the Aylesbury Vineyard Church
Mayor Allison Harrison visits the Make Lunch Project at the Aylesbury Vineyard Church

A project which aims to give schoolchildren healthy meals during the holidays has welcomed a special visitor.

Aylesbury mayor Allison Harrison visited the Make Lunch session at the Vineyard Centre in Gatehouse Close on Thursday July 30.

The sessions, which are being held each week throughout August are intended for children who are eligible for free school meals during term time.

Administrator at Aylesbury Vineyard Church Jess Gunaselvam said: “The Make Lunch sessions have been going for one year here in Aylesbury and are held during the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.

“The children come with their parents and we also feed them as well.

“We have tended to average between 18 and 33 in the sessions so far.

“When the mayor came last week we had a barbecue and the previous day we had Mexican food.

“We have also had lasagne, pasta bake and beef casserole .

“We try to encourage healthy eating but we do provide puddings as well such as chocolate cake!

“We also hold craft and colouring activities for children and sometime encourage them to draw pictures of their lunches.

“In one session we also had a healthy food workshop.”

The sessions, which are run entirely by volunteers, take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the month between 12noon and 2pm at the centre.

For more details call the centre on 01296 424400.