MORE county organisations have joined a campaign to keep schoolchildren fed during the school holidays.

Last week we reported how Ma Baker in Warndon was supporting Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford’s campaign to provide free half-term meals to children who would normally have free school meals.

This week, organisations including Lyppards Fryer in Worcester and charity LikeU are both supporting the initiative.

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Costas Constantinou, owner of Lyppards Fryer, confirmed they are offering free meals for children between 12pm and 2pm, Monday to Saturday between October 26 and 31.

Tomasz Jarecki, project manager for LikeU, said: “The action being run by Ma Baker has grown into something bigger.

“We have teamed up and are working relentlessly to prepare lunchboxes for kids.

“It has been one day so far and we already have around 40 recipients waiting for help.”

Elsewhere, Malvern’s Poolbrook Cafe is providing a packed lunch comprising of a sandwich, yoghurt, fruit, cake or cookie and juice and will have them available for collection from 12pm at the Poolbrook Kitchen & Coffee Shop in Poolbrook Road, Malvern WR14 3JD.

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These need to be pre-ordered by midday the day before by either emailing or texting the details to 07522 751 448 including the name of the child, which days a lunch is needed and choice of sandwich filling (ham, cheese, tuna-mayo or strawberry jam)

The campaign, started by 22 year-old Mr Rashford, is in response to the government voting against a Labour Party motion to provide free meals during half-term.

Prior to the vote, more than 400 Worcester residents had signed his petition.