Peterborough United Foundation and Free Kicks Foundation are raising money in the effort to tackle local holiday hunger.

The Posh Foundation and Free Kicks Foundation are uniting to tackle holiday hunger this Christmas and are asking fans for their generous support.

In the recent October half-term, the Peterborough United Foundation collated, purchased and distributed over 150 food parcels to children across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. This December, we would like to help approximately 400 children with donated food packages.

It is estimated that up to 3 million children across the UK, are at risk of going hungry in the school holidays. This number is set to increase as the Covid impact has increased financial implications to many families through job losses and furlough.  

To address the increased target of food packages, the Peterborough United Foundation are working with the Free Kicks Foundation charity. Free Kicks help disadvantaged children with football experiences, typically mascot packages, but due to Covid, are switching their attentions to support the Peterborough United Foundation tackling holiday hunger. Free Kicks Foundation will generously match the value raised up to £1,500.

Peterborough United Foundations’ Community Manager, Gavin Slater said “The response from the public, our schools and some of the recipients from our October food parcel delivery was incredible.  We want to increase our impact and deliver more food parcels for the Christmas Holidays.  We have identified 400 children that we want to help this Christmas, and with them being off school for two weeks, we are asking for Posh fans generous support in being able to add more items to their food parcels.”

Steve Thorpe from the Free Kicks Foundation stated: ‘As we can’t currently do our normal work of taking children to matches, we wanted to do something to finish 2020 on a good note. Following Marcus Rushford’s brilliant campaign to arrange free school meals during October Half term, we approached The Posh Foundation to work together to provide meals for deserving children in Peterborough.’

We would value donations of any denomination. We estimate the value of each food parcel to be distributed to be around £5. A £10 donation will help address holiday hunger for two greater Peterborough based children.  Donations can be made on either of the below links.