As the summer holidays quickly approach us, we at 75 Church Street would like to invite you and your family to join us every weekday for a free lunch and activity session throughout the holidays. We call this Apoth-a-kids.
Apoth-a-kids is a family-focused free food initiative which aims to provide a helping hand during the summer holidays. Last year the programme ran from Apothecary Bar & Lounge. This year we have a new home at 75 Church Street, but it is still run and supported by the same people.
During the 2017 summer holidays we welcomed over 200 children and parents into the programme. Not only did everyone benefit from the free food, we had lots of fun taking part in a wide range of activities and made many new friends. Since the majority of the food provided is also intercepted food, and would otherwise have needlessly been thrown away, we also saved tonnes of food from going to waste.
This year we hope to expand our programme and feed many more families in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. For the first time we will also run Apoth-a-kids in Preston! Board game cafe Dice & Donuts, on Butler Street, will adopt the Apoth-a-kids model to feed and entertain children and families throughout the summer holidays.
Apoth-a-kids will run every Monday – Friday between the hours of 12pm – 2pm.
Our aim is to provide a free lunch for children and parents alike, consisting of a choice of soup, sandwiches and at least one hot dish, fruit, yoghurts and treats, plus a timetable of fun activities (see attached.)
You do not need to come for the whole session, just stay as long as you want. There is also no need to book but please spread the word. Children must be accompanied at all times.