Meet Amanda & Jacqueline - two teacher friends - who have a passion for education, creativity and making a difference. Our days are filled with food distribution; educational workshops; and health promotion. This is how it all began...
The year of 2020 marked a change in everyone's lives and for us, we began to re-assess the part we played in society. We wanted to make a difference to children's lives, and not solely through teaching the curriculum.
Shocked to learn that a staggering four million children did not have the funds to access healthy food in the UK, we established Give. Help. Share. in November 2020 to: GIVE children nutritious food; HELP feed families; and SHARE food knowledge for a healthier future.
Fast forward one month to January 2021, and our first food packages were distributed during a national lockdown to those children who needed them most via a school distribution network. By March 2021, we'd received official charity status and resigned from our conventional teaching posts in order to pursue Give. Help. Share. and a Master's degree in Public Health and Health Promotion.
One year later and we're supplying wholesome food bags to more than 2000 families monthly in London and Herts and providing food education workshops to primary-aged pupils (see Education). We can't do this alone though; we're fortunate to be supported by a network of volunteers as well as collaborative food donors who help to make this happen.
If you're reading this as the recipient of a food parcel, we hope your children enjoy some healthy treats - there's plenty more to come!
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Amanda & Jacqueline x