Sussex will see hundreds of children turning to church-run holiday clubs which operate from parishes across the Diocese of Chichester throughout the holidays.
St Peter’s Church in Selsey’s holiday club is aimed at children who would normally receive free school meals and is in collaboration with Selsey Lions Club and Youth Dream, a charity which provides youth services in the community.
Andrew Wilkes, the Rector of St Peter’s Church Selsey said: “It is so important for the parish church to be involved in this.
“We hope by providing meals and fun activities, in a safe and secure environment, will mean one less thing for parents and carers to worry about.
“After all, lending a helping hand to our neighbours is at the very heart of what it means to be a Christian.”