A NORTHWICH business has partnered with a construction firm to make sure local children don't go hungry this half-term.

Arabica Caffe, located on Gadbrook Business Park, is giving away 100 packed lunches to children on Thursday and Friday, between 10am and 2pm.

The lunches are being supplied in partnership with Northwich-based construction company NPORS and cafe owner Chris Buck, who has seen his own business hit hard during the Covid-19 pandemic, said he wanted to do his bit to raise awareness to the cause.

He said: "They can come and collect from the cafe between 10am and 2.30pm and collect as many as they need.

"This is just us doing our part in raising awareness for free school meals."

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Communities across the country have pulled together this week to make sure children have something to eat in the half-term break.

It follows the free school meals campaign from Manchester United star Marcus Rashford MBE, and the vote in Parliament last week that was defeated by the Government.

Other Northwich-based businesses who have decided to take part in the kind hearted initiative include:

Kanya Bistro, on the High Street, who have announced they will be preparing free packed lunches to children throughout half-term, no questions asked.

After Five Chinese, Station Road, who are offering a free meal to children on Thursday and Friday, having done the same on Monday this week.

Vinnies on Market Street, have teamed up with Bella Boutique and Helping Hands - Northwich, to offer free packed lunches to any child who needs it this week.

READ: Full list of local businesses who are helping local children eat this half-term