The Bidfood food wholesaling company has been rolling out its Action Against Holiday Hunger campaign in Slough.

The company, which has a branch in Leigh Road, Slough is running the campaign at nine of its sites across the country.

In Slough it has been donating food and drink supplies to support the Good Grub Club, at Zest Restaurant in Langley College. The donations range from fruit and vegetables, to fresh meat or store cupboard staples that will feed over 70 children and their families each day. Along with the donations, employees from the Slough depot have been volunteering their time to help volunteers at the summer club to run the sessions.

Patrick Manning, project lead Good Grub Club said: “We would like to thank Bidfood for all their kind support in providing the food and drink to feed the families attending our sessions. Sourcing fresh and healthy food is one of the most costly parts of the Good Grub Club project, but having Bidfood’s support in supplying all the ingredients has meant that we are able to save on costs and time for the project volunteers.”

Bidfood’s food development chefs have also attended several sessions to cook meals to feed the children, while giving families helpful advice on how to cook on a budget.

Chris Walkden, general manager at Bidfood in Slough said: “Supporting the local community is extremely important to myself and all of my colleagues.

“It is so sad to see that so many children living among us are going hungry during the summer holidays, which is why I see it as our duty as a foodservice provider to utilise our resources and support these children in need.”