These businesses are offering food discounts to families in need during October half term - as shared by Marcus Rashford

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 12:05 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd October 2020, 12:06 pm

Footballer Marcus Rashford has been retweeting businesses across England who are offering to feed school children over the holidays.

After the government voted down a motion to extend free school meals during the half term holiday, a number of businesses across the country have offered to plug the gap by offering free food to kids.

Marcus Rashford, who led the initial campaign to have free school meals extended for children over the summer holidays, has been retweeting all the businesses who are offering their help.

This is the list at the time of writing, though rolling updates can be found on Marcus Rashford's Twitter feed here. A number of councils have also promised to provide meals throughout the half term.

To claim a free meal or food, most cafes and restaurants have asked parents simply to get in touch via email or private message on Facebook - you should check their pages carefully to see how you can access help.

Baker's Tea Room, Bolton

Taste Sandwich Bar, Liverpool

The Handsworth Inn, Sheffield

The Courtyard, Wigan

The Crown Inn, Bristol

Aubergine Cafe, Wirral

Belluno Italian Restaurant, Devon

Astoria Bar, Urmston, Manchester

Whitley Bait Sandwich and Coffee Bar, Whitley Bay

Barrow Community Kitchen, Barrow-in-Furness

Pabna Restaurant, Leek, Staffordshire

The Pudding Pantry, Nottingham

Laurences, Blyth

The Watering Can, Liverpool

El Bar de tapas, Stevenage

The Hawthorne, Warrington

Swiss Cottage Cafe, Devon

Top Nosh, Nottingham

Khandoker, Didsbury

The Sandwich Shop, Rotherham

Babul's of Barnard Castle, Teesdale

Minikin Paint a Pot Cafe, Manchester

Chippy Chippy, Anglesea

Green Fields Farm Shop, Telford

Bowring Park Cafe, Shropshire

Jo's Place, Wilmslow

The Funhouse, Whitehaven

Jennys, Brackley

Warren's Fruit and Veg, Watford

The Vale Cafe, Rothbury

Ruddi's Retreat, Huddersfield

Page's Bakery Tow Law, Durham

The Marmalade Hut, Rotherham

Elite on the Bail, Lincoln

The Rhubarb Shed Cafe, Sheffield

Berry's Tea Room, Cumbria

Mumtaz, Leeds

Manjaros Restaurant, Middlesborough

The Panda Cab, Liverpool (delivery and transport)

Toast 2 Roast, St Helen's

Riddling Bank, St Helen's

Castle Beach Cafe, Falmouth

Pearsons Bar, Hull

Summer House Interiors, Shrewsbury and Telford

Delphine Fish and Chips, Heeley

Oliver's, Haslemere

The Gilt Rooms, Essex

The Loft Cafe Bar, Bingley

The Gingerbread House, Devon

The Willow Tree Liscard, Wallasey

Jacobs Well, Hampshire

EJB Buffets and Banquets, Birmingham

Tintinhull village hall and coffee shop, Yeovil

Prince Albert, Hastings

Birchwood, West Lancashire

Rayrayz, Liverpool

Fresh Farm UK, Nottingham

Buck's Student Union, High Wycombe

Ava Rose Hamilton, Colne, Lancashire

Royal Greenwich, Greenwich

Kimble's, Billingham

Lillies Coffee Shop, Rotherham

Portofino Restaurant, Harrogate

The Courtyard, Wigan

Weoley Castle, Birmingham

Dukes Head, Great Yarmouth

Jordan's Cafe, Worthing

Cafe Baraka, Cleethorpes

The Poachers, Country Durham

Kingfisher fish and chips, Hull

Market Hill Fisheries, Winterton