Here is a list of restaurants, pubs and organisations offering free lunches for struggling families this half term.
Stag and Hounds, Bracknell
What: A free meal for any child that needs one over half term
Where: Forest Road, Bracknell. RG42 4HA
How: contact 01344 483553 for more information
Aldermaston Tea Rooms
What: Free packed lunches for children who are entitled to free school meals or who are vulnerable can be picked up from midday to 1pm on Monday to Friday of the Half Term holiday.
Where: Visitors Center, Wharfside, Reading. RG7 4JS
How: Email Aldermastontearooms@yahoo.com or text 07535350550 with your first name only, how many lunches you require and on which days. When you come to collect ask for your takeaway order and quote your first name.
Plough and Harrow
What: Free meals every lunchtime for vulnerable children from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October
Where: Newell Green, Warfield, Bracknell. RG42 6AE
How: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shed Café, Reading
What: Children in need will receive a free meal from 26th-30th October, 8am-3pm. Lunch includes a choice of a sandwich or toastie with either tuna, cheese, chicken, tomato, marmite, jam, and peanut butter filling, or a choice of “bowl food” including pesto pasta, couscous, cheese, tuna, chicken, tomato, avocado, grilled peppers, humous, shredded carrot and mushrooms.
Where: 8 Merchants Pl, Reading RG1 1DT
How: Contact 0118 956 1482 for more information
The Lord Raglan, Wokingham
What: The Big Smoke Brew Co is donating 1,000 healthy free lunches at its pubs, including The Lord Raglan. The offer runs from 9am to 9pm from 26th to 30th October.
Where: 30 Denmark St, Wokingham. RG40 2BB
How: Email how many meals you need to email@example.com.
Pho restaurant, Reading
What: This Vietnamese street food chain is giving away 50 free lunches, including veggie fried rice and a piece of fruit, for children in need every day from 26th to 30th October.
Where: 1-1a King’s Walk, King Street Reading, RG1 2HG
How: Contact 0118 391 4648 for more information.
Slough Outreach, Slough
What: This homeless charity will be providing free meals for vulnerable children this half term
Where: 27 Church Street, Slough
How: Contact 07832442424 for more information.
What: Free children’s lunches during half term for any child who receives school lunches or is struggling this half term.
Where: The Oracle Centre, Reading. RG1 2AG
How: Ask the team for the “Kids Half Term Offer”” and there will be “no questions asked”. Call 0118 951 1999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lockey Farm Shop, Arborfield
What: Free children’s packed lunches for struggling families this half term.
Where: Sindlesham Road, Arborfield. RG2 9JH
How: Ask at the coffee shop or contact 0118 976 1063 for more information.
Fox and Hounds, Caversham
What: An 8 inch classic pizza for children of struggling families. No purchase necessary and can be put in a takeaway box for subtlety.
Where: 51 Gosbrook Road, Caversham. RG4 8BN
How: Pop in and ask for the “holiday pizza”. Contact 07915540926 for more info.
Zotta Deli, Wokingham
What: Free take away pack lunches, including a sandwich, piece of fruit, a snack and a drink, for children with access to free meals at school from 26th to 31st October
Where: 383-385 Reading Rd, Wokingham. RG41 5LT
How: Private message the Facebook page or contact 0118 977 6222 for more information.
Avenue Deli, Reading
What: Free grab bags for all children entitled to free school meals during half term.
Where: 100 Royal Avenue, Reading, RG31 4UT
How: Call 0118 327 3113 or message the café and they will have lunch ready to go from 12pm the same day.
Pierreponts Café, Goring
What: Free packed lunch for children who receive free school meals.
Where: High St, Goring, Reading. RG8 9AB
How: Contact 01491 874464 for more information.
The Bunk Inn, Curridge
What: Families in need can collect a free child’s packed lunch, including a sandwich, drink, piece of fruit and a bag of crisps, from the pub.
Where: Curridge, Newbury. RG18 9DS
How: Email email@example.com with how many packed lunches are needed and on which days.
The Crown and Horns, East Ilsey
What: A free lunch pack including a sandwich, packet of crisps, piece of fruit and a drink will be available for families in need from 1pm to 3pm on Monday to Friday in half term.
Where: Compton Road, East Ilsley. RG20 7LH
How: The packs can be picked up and taken home or enjoyed in the pub. Contact 01635 281545 for more information.
The Pheasant, Highclere
What: This pub is offering 30 food boxes for struggling families this half term. Each box includes carrots, potatoes, bread, bread, pasta, peas, 500g minced beef, four chicken breasts and a pack of sausages.
Where: Hollington Cross, Andover Rd. RG20 9SE
How: Contact 01635 253360 for more information.
Hampstead Norreys Community Shop, Thatcham
What: Free packed lunches for children in need of support.
Where: Manor Courtyard. RG18 0TD
How: Parents or carers can write a discreet note to the shop manager letting them know how many meals are required so that the café can provide free packed lunches during half term.
Churchill’s Fish and Chips, Bracknell
What: Free hot meal for any child aged 4-16 who is entitled to school meals, between 12pm and 2pm on Monday to Friday of half term
Where: 8-9 The Square, Bracknell RL12 9LP
How: Say ‘the meal is for Marcus’ between 12pm and 2pm in store or over the phone to discreetly order a hot meal for your child. Contact 01279 713560 for more information.
The University of Reading
What: The university is delivering 1000 hot meals to children of struggling families in Reading
Where: The University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH
How: They tweeted “if you or someone you know would like to ask about free meals for a child, please get in touch with @BFfC_Child. They’ll be able to help”
Hungerford Town FC
What: Free takeaway jacket potato lunch for the children of Hungerford who benefit from free school meals
Where: Bulpit Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0AY
How: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Is your organisation offering free children’s lunches this half term? Let us know today.