Crick-EAT scheme helps tackle holiday hunger in Bradford

Crick-EAT scheme helps tackle holiday hunger in Bradford
Crick-EAT scheme helps tackle holiday hunger in Bradford

MORRISONS and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) have continued to help tackle holiday hunger in Bradford by providing thousands of meals to children over the summer holidays through the Crick-EAT scheme.

Crick-EAT uses the power of sport in addition to providing free nutritious meals to support young people and families who need it most and who are most at risk of going hungry during the holidays.

Five community centers in Leeds and Bradford provided almost 4,000 meals as well as over 150 hours of engaging and fun cricket coaching by professionally trained coaches in July and August as part of the Crick-EAT partnership.

The CRICK-EAT coaching session at the Bradford (Park Avenue) Cricket Ground

The sites included three in Bradford – Park Avenue Bradford, Karmand Community Center in Barkerend, and BEAP Community Partnership (BEAP).

One of the most successful hubs was at Park Avenue Bradford, which saw up to 60 young people take part each day.

Vanda Greenwood, Crick-EAT coach, at Park Avenue Bradford, who has supported the Crick-EAT program for two years, said: “It’s absolutely vital that we continue to do this – it’s fantastic – it costs parents nothing nothing at all and Morrisons are fantastic in providing free healthy lunches.”

The Crick-EAT initiative was launched in 2018 and has provided nearly 20,000 meals and over 900 hours of cricketing fun.

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