Team effort helps provide hot meals for children in Enfield Lock

A local church and food wholesaler got together to serve up hot meals for kids during summer holidays

JJ Foodservice managers making the donation to Totteridge Road Baptist Church with help from Feryal Clark MP (pictured third from right)
JJ Foodservice managers making the donation to Totteridge Road Baptist Church with help from Feryal Clark MP (pictured third from right)

An Enfield food business has teamed up with a local church to help serve hot meals for children during the summer holidays.

JJ Foodservice, based in Enfield Lock, provided support for the children’s summer club project run by Totteridge Road Baptist Church, also in Enfield Lock.

This year the church wanted to expand its annual children’s summer club to provide hot meal for the children, many of whom struggle without the provision of free school meals during the holidays. Looking for help to provide the necessary supplies, the church got in touch with Enfield North MP Feryal Clark, who connected them with JJ Foodservice.

JJ Foodservice donated enough food to provide meals for up to 30 children for three days. Joanna Florczak, HR manager at the local firm, said: “We are passionate about supporting our local community and were delighted to be able to support Totteridge Road Baptist Church to deliver nutritious options for their children’s summer club menu.

“We already supply many school caterers nationwide with school meals and would like to congratulate the Totteridge Road team for running this wonderful initiative for the Enfield community.”

Feryal added: “I was delighted to be able to connect JJ Foodservice with the fantastic programme being run by Totteridge Road Baptist Church.

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“I wish Totteridge Road Baptist Church all the very best with the programme, and hope they are able to continue their support for children on free school meals in the future.”

The leadership team at Totteridge Road Baptist Church said: “We are grateful for the kind donation of food from JJ Foodservice.

“We would usually give snacks to the children during the two hours they spend with us. However, this year, with the increase in cost-of-living and the impact this is having on our local families, we have decided to give the children a hot meal in our bid to help out families who would otherwise struggle during the long holidays.”

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