Conservatives voting against free school dinners
Conservatives voting against free school dinners

As you may be aware by now, the Conservative government disgracefully voted against giving children entitled to Free School Dinners a hot meal once a day over half term and the Christmas Holidays.  Our MP, Sir Peter Bottomley, voted with his party to deny the 1 in 10 school children in Worthing West who are eligible for free school meals the security of one guaranteed hot meal a day during half term.

However, where the government have failed our children, Labour councils up and down the country have stepped in to feed them over half term.  Unfortunately we haven’t yet got a Labour Council in Worthing but some of our local businesses have heroically stepped forward to help.

If your children are eligible for free school dinners and are in danger of going hungry during half term then please see the list below go heroic local restaurants who are standing up to help their community.  Otherwise, and if you are in a position to, why not show your support for these restaurants by having a meal there and possibly offering to pay forward a meal for someone less fortunate?

This list we hopefully be updated as the week goes by so if you know of any other restaurants who are helping out over half term then please let us know at or through our social media.

Jordan’s Cafe, 16 South Farm Road, Worthing, BN14 7AA

01903 202835

As the government have voted against free school meals over half term many shops are offering to step in and we thought we would do the same.

If you call into the shop next week we will give you a FREE Kids meal!

Choose from
Sausage & Chips OR Chicken Nuggets & Chips

*offer limited to one per child per day.
*only 2 children per group.
Offer available Monday-Thursday

You can donate here.

Jordan's Cafe

Muldoons, No.2, Cricketers Parade, Broadwater St W, Broadwater, Worthing BN14 9DB

At Muldoons we are deeply saddened and angered that the government voted against offering free school meals for children over half term. We’ve seen several local businesses stepping up to help families and we would like to do the same.

We are offering free meals next week to any children who are entitled to free school meals.

Just choose any option off of the kids menu or a sandwich with crisps or fruit and a drink.

No strings attached, no other purchase necessary, can be eaten in or taken away.

It’s not a lot, but hopefully this will help a family who is struggling at the moment. Seeing the community come together during this difficult year has been truly amazing.


The Vegan Bakery Company, 3b, Coronation Buildings, Ham Rd, Worthing BN11 2NN

For the whole of next week we will be offering Free childrens meals to families that usually receive a free school dinner.

We are not going to be asking for proof but ask that you only take what you genuinely need
Our meals will be frozen so available from our freezer

Please speak to me or contact me through our page if your child has specific allergies

If anyone wants to help fill our freezer with meals that would be great so please contact me 🙂

Much love Jeanette x

Vegan Bakery Company
Vegan Bakery Company

Crabshack, 2 Marine Parade, Cnr. of Warwick Road, Worthing BN11 3PN

Due to our governments disgraceful decision to not continue free school meals over the half term holiday we are joining others in the hospitality industry and are offering a hot children’s takeaway meal to those most in need in our community .
If you are struggling and would like to take us up on this please email us confidentially before 12 any day next week ❤️🦀❤️🐟


St Matthews, 103 Tarring Rd, Worthing BN11 4HB

Running Twice during October Half Term.
Back in the summer, we started a ‘holiday lunches’ project, particularly for those families who struggle with the extra need for meals in the school holidays. In October, holiday lunches returns!

Using the sign up below, you can sign up for Tuesday or Thursday – just tell us how many of you are coming and that’s it! You are welcome to come to both days but you will need to sign up to each one separately. This will be a takeaway event again as we are not able to host large numbers of people in the building as we would like to.

Word of mouth is so important so if you know someone who would benefit from this, do let them know!

See website here

St Matthew
St Matthew's Church

Le Deli, 32 S Farm Rd, Worthing BN14 7AE

I finally took some time to put a little kid friendly menu together for our Free kids meal next week.
As you know Janine and I are both mums and heartbroken about the fact kids may have to go hungry next week.
Please contact us to order your kid’s meal in advance, ideally via fb messages or call the shop.
Le Deli Half Term
Le Deli Half Term

The Orchard40 High St, Worthing BN11 1LL

We don’t normally get political on our page, but after the most recent voting on free school meals over half term we felt we needed to do something.

In solidarity with other local businesses, we will provide any child under 16 a free kids meal. No questions asked, no proof required, no purchase required.

Any questions, or if we can help any charities locally get in contact with us.


** one meal per day, per child. For anyone who hasn’t been to us before. We serve a variety of meals veggie, vegan and meat. Everyone is always included the best we can!

We have had quite a few requests asking how can people donate.

Its not something we had thought about! You guys are a so kind and generous.

So what we have done is set up a PayPal account for you to donate into (go fund me etc… take huge fees).

We will take a very small amount from this per meal donated to someone in need of it.

Any money remaining in the pot at the end of the week will be donated to

Paypal account is

Any questions drop us a message!

The Orchard
The Orchard

Bee Sweet, 107 S Farm Rd, Worthing BN14 7AU

Following on from Jordan’s Café amazing gesture…. 👏🏻 👏🏻

We would like to offer all children who usually receive a free school meal to pop in over half term for a waffle and a fruit portion on us 😁
This is available 26-30 October.
1 meal per child per day.
Please provide proof of school meals.

Why not pop to Jordan’s for lunch then into us for pud! 😋🤤

#supportlocalbusiness #makingworthinggreat


Bee Sweet
Bee Sweet


Aunty Bunny’s Hut, Unit 10, Liverpool Road, Worthing, BN11 1YJ

As the government have voted against free school meals over half term , we would like to do our part to help those children in need , we would like to offer :
A free meal per child
During this week half term
Tuesday to Friday
Choices are :
Jerk chicken and rice and peas
Pull pork and rice and peas
Vegan stew with rice and peas
Collection would be from 11-12pm
Call us on 07403761933
Subject to Availability

Aunty Bunny
Aunty Bunny's Hut

New Amsterdam, 79 High Street, Worthing, BN11 1DN 01903 529661


We’re all in this together! We agree with @marcusrashford that no child should go hungry so are offering free lunches for kids, 12-2PM Wednesday to Saturday during half-term. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, obviously.

New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam

Pitch, 16 Warwick Street, Worthing West Sussex BN11 3DJ 01903 952460

We believe no child should ever go hungry.
Free school meals for anyone who needs them this half term from Pitch Restaurant, 16 Warwick Street, Worthing. Just pop in 11am- 12 noon Tuesday to Friday (27th to 30th Oct), completely confidential. Each meal contains a sandwich, fruit, juice box and a treat. Please share 🙏🏻


Thank you to @waitroseandpartners Worthing for kindly donating the juice boxes 🧃, @theflourpotbakerybrighton for your delicious bread 🥖 & @thecheeseman1995 for some scrumptious cheese 🧀 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼


Pomodoro, 47-49 Chapel Rd, Worthing BN11 1EG

If our Government won’t help our children, then we, like others will. No child should have to go hungry.
Pomodoro are offering children in receipt of free school meals, any dish from our pizza to go and pasta to go menu all half term. All we ask is that you show proof of free school meals when you order (maximum one meal per child daily). #nojudgement #freemealsforkids #pomodoroworthing #italianrestaurants #worthingfoodanddrink #worthingbusiness #worthingfood #worthingindependent #givingbacktothecommunity #nochildshouldgohungry #noshame



Giuseppes Lite, 31 Warwick St, Worthing BN11 3DQ

Here at Giuseppes Lite, the community has always been important to us. We are saddened by the news that the Government in England has decided not to ensure children don’t go hungry.

We stand with Marcus Rashford and other businesses stepping in to help.

We are offering a free pasta and scoop of gelato for those who need it. We felt that giving something to fill up and re-fuel with a little treat would help put a smile on their faces.

If there are any parents or guardians with children who are going to struggle over the half-term break,

please do not hesitate or be embarrassed to ask, we want to help.

We will welcome you at Giuseppes Lite.

This will be available eat-in or collection, so just drop us a dm or call 01903 217500 or email

All we ask is that you only use this support if you truly need it.

No Child should go hungry this half term.
Visit GiuseppesLite 31 Warwick St, Worthing BN11 3DQ

#endchildfoodpoverty #marcusrashford
#bestgelatouk #worthing #ilovegiuseppeslite #worthingfoodanddrink#worthingrestaurants #sussex #westsussex

Giuseppes Lite
Giuseppes Lite

The Fish Factory, 51 Brighton Road, Worthing, BN11 3EE 01903 207123

Fish & Chips or Chicken and Chips
Meals can be taken away or eaten in where possible
Please bring evidence of local accommodation
Available half term and over Christmas
Just pop in any time Wednesday to Friday from 1200

Fish Factory
Fish Factory

The Fat Greek Taverna, 20 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QN 01903 202012

Chicken Burger & Chips or fish fingers & Chips
Meals can be taken away or eaten in Where possible
Please bring evidence of local accommodation
Available half term and over Christmas
Just pop in any time Wednesday to Friday from 1200

Fat Greek Taverna
Fat Greek Taverna

Oregano Pizzeria, 28 Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3PT

Does what it says on the tin!
#worthing #worthingkids #worthingpier #worthingseafront #worthingbeach #worthingfoodanddrink #worthingfood #halftermmeals #freekidsmeals #worthingvegan #worthingvegans #veganworthing #worthingcommunity #communitylove #feedthekids #foodpovertyawareness #bekind #lookaftereachother #grassroots #diypolitics #growfoodnotlawns #nutrition #shameonyouboris

Oregano Pizzeria
Oregano Pizzeria

Shafiques (Worthing), 42 Goring Rd, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4AD

Chicken Tikka and chips with salad.  Collection only


Mahaan, 177-181 Montague St, Worthing BN11 3DA

Open between 1700 and 2200.


Streets Cafe, 35-36 New Broadway, Tarring Road Worthing BN11-4HP

We have had loads of messages today asking if we are participating in the free children’s meals during half term, we would love to! Unfortunately we are closed on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but we will happily offer this on Monday and Friday..
So anyone that hasn’t read or know about it.. see the link ..
we will happily offer any child needing a meal
Sausage & chips
Fish fingers & chips
Chicken nuggets & chips
Sausage & mash
Cheesy pasta
Jacket potato & beans
On Monday or Friday during half term…
All of the above are available as vegan/vegetarian/gluten free too!!

My personals thoughts on this: I wasn’t going to participate in this as I kind of felt like it was jumping on a bandwagon.. instead we would like to think that if any child was hungry and couldn’t be fed that anyone of our customers could come to us any day of the week no matter if it’s a weekday, bank holiday or a Saturday night.. we would never see a child go hungry.. infact you do t even need to be a child… no matter what age you are!! Nobody should have to go hungry in today’s times.. inbox me if u need some help!! It dont need to be a public plea, we dont need to put photos up of us feeding you, you will not be made to feel not worthy because u need a lil help.. I’d like to think if the shoe was on the other foot many of you would do it for me too…. it’s called humanity… kindness.. and god knows we all need a bit of that in our lives.. x

Streets Cafe
Streets Cafe

fEAsT, 4 Warwick Street, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 3DL

This half term to support family’s who would usually receive free school meals, Feast will be offering a free child’s lunch box.
You can discretely ask for a child’s lunch box containing *A sandwich from a choice of fillings, – Gluten free bread and vegan options available. *A homemade cupcake *A piece of fruit and * A carton of juice. #stayhealthy #suporteachother #worthing #vegan #lovefood#warwickstreetworthing #glutenfree #communityspirit ( pumpkin not included!)

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