During lockdown people across Wrexham started to do things differently and here at Wrexham Council teams worked in partnership with the voluntary services to make sure no child went hungry.
The scheme was named ‘At the End of the Rainbow’ (AER) after consultation with children and one of them even designed this great logo 🙂
The staffing of the AER Food Bags scheme is made up of 3 Teams; Wrexham Family Information Service (with support from other Children’s Services staff), the School Meals Catering Service and AVOW staff and volunteers.
The scheme started at the beginning of May and will run until the end of August. In addition to the food bags, families also received craft bags and information about sources of help and advice if they need it.
220 food bags per week to families
The scheme is now delivering approximately 220 food bags per week to families who need them all across Wrexham, with each bag containing enough food for one school aged child for breakfast and lunch for 5 days.
The AER Teams have received lots of positive feedback from families about the food bags, including the following comments:
“The food is delicious and the bread is the nicest bread ever. The delivery is very much appreciated.”
“It was lovely and really helpful and grand. No waste whatsoever”. Mum was really positive and grateful and thanked us.
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “It was extremely important that vulnerable children across Wrexham continued to receive enough food to keep them healthy and to relieve stress on their parents. The AER teams should be extremely proud of what they have and continue to achieve. Thank you to everyone that has been involved in this successful partnership work to bring this essential service to our children and their parents.”