After the recent decision of MPs to remove funding for free school meals over half-term, many businesses across the country stepped up to help.
The Kitchen Croxley pledged to help on their Facebook page and were blown away with the amount of support they received.
Owner Linda Anderson said that she had only imagined providing one or two meals but instead provided hundreds and was more than happy to help in ensuring children had meals over half term.
She said: “We never imagined it would be such a big thing. Gosh if we thought about how big it was going to be, we would have questioned whether we could have managed it alongside Halloween and half term.
“I just wanted to offer a free lunch to anyone who was struggling over half term and that’s all I thought it would be, but people just picked up on it and started sharing my post.”
Linda added that people were so generous in supporting them, as a local taxi firm offered to deliver the meals and one woman donated 20 loaves of bread.
She said: “It was just lovely; it was really good, and we were all able to work together on it.”
Linda also said that due to generous donations from the community, they will be rolling over the money and assess what the situation is over the Christmas holidays.
She said: “We would definitely do it again and if we do, we will be so much better prepared.”
Due to the recent government announced lockdown, The Kitchen Croxley will no longer be open to dine in customers but will stay open for takeaways throughout lockdown.