We are working in partnership with our long term client Brakes, through their charity initiative Meals & More, to help tackle the issue of child poverty in the UK. The sad reality is that today, 9 children in every primary school class are living in poverty. That’s a staggering 3.9million, and child poverty is projected to rise to 4.7million by 2020. These are horrifying facts that we are committed to doing something about.
Meals & More is a long term initiative to help feed hungry children outside of school term time to fill the holiday hunger gap, when many children who are entitled to free school meals during term time, are left without regular access to healthy, nutritious food. The programe provides financial support, low cost food, volunteers and much more to local holiday clubs that provide a safe, constructive environment during the school breaks.
We provide much needed additional volunteer support from our team as well as nutrition advice, valuable school meal experience and of course plenty of healthy fish meals. Three Oceans are sponsoring clubs that will be delivered through MakeLunch, an established charity, that uses its UK wide network of churches and community lunch kitchens and volunteers to help feed hungry children.
You can read more about Meals & More and MakeLunch here.
It may seem an odd thing that a fish producer can work with a marine conservation charity but the truth is that our approach to sustainability is closely aligned with the Marine Conservation Society.
All the species that we procure are MSC certified because it is important to us to help reduce the strain on certain species and to allow fish stocks to recover. We work with the MCS to provide information for their Good Fish Guide, which ultimately helps consumers to understand more about sustainably managed stocks and fish that is caught or farmed in a way that causes minimal damage to the marine environment and other wildlife.
As a business we are reliant on the health of the world’s oceans and we are aslo working with the MCS on projects that are focussed on cleaning our oceans, reducing plastic pollution and changing habits towards the way soceity in general treats this precious resource.
You can find out more about the work of the Marine Conservation Society here.