Holiday lunches galore as Council rolls out initiative

 15 June 2018  |  


Getting ready for summer holiday lunches

Getting ready for summer holiday lunches

Children in Maybole and Barassie are set to benefit this summer as the Council expands its summer holiday lunches programme.

Following the successful pilot last year which saw over 7,500 free healthy lunches distributed, the Council has been working with partners to expand the initiative.

The decision means that Cairn Primary School in Maybole and Barassie Primary School will now run summer holiday lunch programmes, joining more established operations in Girvan and north Ayr.

Cairn and Barassie primaries ran successful lunch programmes during the Easter break and the decision to include the two locations this summer is based on this success.

Throughout the 7 week summer holidays, children will be able to go to Barassie and Cairn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 2pm. Not only will the children be served a healthy lunch, they can also take part in fun activities run by parent volunteers and Council staff.

The decision was also taken to continue to work with partners delivering free lunches and activities in Girvan and north Ayr. 

In Girvan, partners Glendoune Community Association, Girvan Youth Trust and the Community Sports Hub will help to deliver lunches four days a week.

While in north Ayr the initiative will continue to run five days a week in partnership with Lochside Mission and a number of other groups.

Councillor Douglas Campbell, Leader of South Ayrshire Council, said: "We are delivering services where there is greatest need and our holiday lunch programme is an excellent example of this approach.

"Feedback has been very positive so we are now looking to support families in Barassie and Maybole as well as those in Girvan and north Ayr this summer. We don't want children to miss out on meals so this is a great way to ensure they continue to eat well through the holidays, make new friends and stay active."