We help kit schools out with tech and provide breakfast boxes.
We support all of our 70+ schools across the county with regular and emergency food parcels. These parcels are a vital part of many families’ daily lives, and ensure every child and their family is able to eat a filling, healthy meal. Our Food Parcels contain a variety of food items weighing in at between 13-15 kilos total. This includes foods such as pasta, rice, sauces, tinned goods, cereal and other snacks.
From purchasing, to packing and then eventually delivering, our amazing volunteers are at the heart of our work, making sure schoolchildren across Northamptonshire have access to the food they need. We provide food parcels on a regular basis to ensure children who receive free school meals are able to continue to eat over the school holidays. We also provide emergency parcels for families suddenly facing financial hardship and crisis.
We strongly believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support to fulfil their potential.
Eating a healthy breakfast before the start of a school day is linked to increased energy throughout the morning, improved concentration and better test scores, a healthier body weight and higher intake of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
The Breakfast Box Project provides schools with monthly supplies of nutritious breakfast items such as dried fruit, snack bars, fruit juices. These items are small enough to be kept in the classroom and discreetly given out by the teachers to those children who missed breakfast at home.
Each of these Breakfast Boxes costs £20.00 and contains enough items to cater the needs of a two form entry school for one month.
When the COVID-19 pandemic was at its height, lockdowns and restrictions were introduced leaving teachers and students with no other choice but to switch to online learning.
Many of the most vulnerable children in our community either had no IT equipment at all or were forced to use outdated and unreliable devices that weren’t up to the task of home education.
The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation were able to source and supply 67 laptops with the most recent software and hardware in place to allow school children to continue their education from home with the right tools.
If you can help us to support schools in creating a healthier and happier environment for learning, why not sponsor a Breakfast Box?
Do you or someone you know need help and support to get through a difficult time? We know that asking for help is not easy, just complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch with more on how we can help.