Milk Aid is ran by a lady in Cadishead, who set up at the start of lockdown in March providing food hampers for those struggling with closed schools, wage cuts, isolating and so on.

Since then, the need for support has grown and this week alone Milk Aid has helped feed 86 children in over 40 families who are needing support.

As part of their work, Milk Aid are planning to team up with the schools in Irlam and Cadishead to provide two-weekly food hampers during the Christmas holidays for those who need it most.

Christmas is an expensive time for everyone and while many people in the local community are expecting to be on 67% salary or facing redundancy, Milk Aid are hoping that one of the worries during the festive period need not be whether or not parents can feed their children.

Milk Aid’s mission is to:

  1. Work with schools and groups to identify as many local children who need extra support and delivery a free food hamper twice throughout the fortnight Christmas break. Once on the 21st and once on the 28th of December.
  2. Work with local eateries to provide set meal offerings. One eatery per day, throughout the festival period. This shares the load between the community businesses and gives extra support to the children we may have missed.
  3. This is a big wish – for each family who they support. They would like to also provide a Christmas Eve gift to each of the children in the household.

Executive Director at Morson Projects, Chris Burke shares:

“We have all seen the headlines over the past week, and with Christmas just around the corner, we were eager to do our bit to help our local communities feed their children, especially over the looming festive period.

“Milk Aid already have the backing of several local businesses, but more food is needed to help more families in need. We plan to continue supporting Milk Aid over the coming months and if you would like to do the same, please get in touch with Claire Timmins at Morson Projects who has been working closely with Milk Aid on our behalf.”

To find out more about Morson Projects Marine capability, get in touch with DTo find out more about how you can support Milk Aid during these challenging times, please contact Claire Timmins by calling 0161 707 1516.