School meal provider Food for Thought supports ‘BMX Eat Repeat’ initiative
Liverpool-based social enterprise Food For Thought rounded off its 2020 by joining forces with local community groups to deliver a free event that addressed the issue of food insecurity and provided fun for young people from across the city.
The ‘BMX Eat Repeat’ initiative saw the organisation join forces with Peloton Liverpool’s BMX Box L5, Transport Amateur Boxing Club and West Everton Community Council, to invite children to try BMX biking on a custom-made outdoor track and make new friends, before enjoying a free hot meal.
Food For Thought provided freshly made hot meals each day of the three-day event, with participants tucking into curry and rice, scouse with crusty bread and lasagne, as well as enjoying hot drinks with sandwiches, mince pies, fresh fruit and chocolate yule log for pudding.
Tom Lambeth, from Food For Thought, said: “Last year was incredibly difficult for so many families across the city and we wanted to use our expertise in delivering school meals to ensure the children and young people involved in the free event had access to a nutritious hot meal for the first few days of the school break.
“It was a successful and truly collaborative few days, with suppliers donating produce and people offering their skills, equipment and time to make it a reality. We would like to thank everyone who was involved and we look forward to working with Peloton Liverpool, Transport ABC, WECC, community members and the local Council representatives on similar events in 2021.”
Food For Thought is a unique not-for-profit school meals company, which is owned and managed by all of its partner schools. It currently works with 53 primary, secondary and special educational needs schools in Liverpool and Sefton. Any headteacher from its member schools can become a director of the company and any profits made by the company are returned to its member schools or re-invested in the company.