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MakeLunch @ Jubilee – Aylsham Community Church 

MakeLunch @ Jubilee is run by Aylsham Community Church, as part of a national initiative that works with churches to help fill the holiday hunger gap.  They offer a free hot meal and fun activities to families struggling on tight budgets.

Norfolk feeds 5000logo243MakeLunch @ Jubilee work together with the schools in the community to make sure the families that need it the most get invited, and they are supported by Cromer & District Foodbank. Open on Wednesdays in the school holidays from 11.30-1.15pm.

Aylsham Community Church’s Children and Families Worker Ann Gallagher says “Current statistics say that 1 in 4 children in the UK are living in poverty, and many of them receive free school meals. School holidays cover 13 weeks of the year and so when the schools are closed so are their kitchens and many children are left without regular hot meals.

"MakeLunch @ Jubilee exists so that children, and their parents, can look forward to school holidays rather than worrying about where their food might come from.  Jesus was well known for spending time with others around a meal table, and I believe there is an amazing dynamic when people get together to eat.

"MakeLunch @ Jubilee is about more than just meeting a very real practical need, it’s also about showing God’s heart for family and friendship and demonstrating his love in action. I would love to see so many more churches getting on board with providing food in the school holidays. Remember, even feeding just one family makes a difference.”


Project: MakeLunch @ Jubilee 
Who: Aylsham Community Church
What: Meals for hard-up families
Where: Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham
When: Wednesdays in school holidays
Numbers: typically 50 to 60 per week 
Contacts: Ann Gallagher, Children & Families Worker at ann@jubileefamilycentre.org or 01263 733332 or 01263 734801

Facebook: @makelunchjubilee

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Norfolk Feeds 5000 is a research project which aims to establish the extent to which the Christian community across Norfolk is meeting the simple command of Jesus to "feed the hungry".

Christian churches, groups and individuals across Norfolk meet the needs of the hungry and the thirsty every day of the year through foodbanks, free community meals, homeless projects, soup runs, Messy Church and other activities.
A simple survey has been conducted to attempt to quantify the extent to which this is happening and the findings of the survey will be published here, including many of the stories about the projects which feed people throughout Norfolk.
The project is supported by Celebrate Norfolk, Network Norfolk, Christian Aid, the Diocese of Norwich, Good News for Norwich & Norfolk and Bright Map and is named after the Bible story of the Feeding of The 5000.

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