Calderdale’s AMAZING Eateries Offering Free Meals to Children During Half Term
A list of the wonderful Calderdale eateries offering free meals for Calderdale’s children in need over October Half Term 2020.
It hasn’t been an easy year so far and for some families, school holidays are even harder.
To help, many eateries – and other businesses – in Calderdale have stepped up to the plate by offering free meals to children whose families are struggling to feed them. Some are even offering support to the whole family!
For information about food banks, Calderdale Council has listed them here.
Below is a list of the many places offering free meals for children in need, and I will update throughout the week. Please let me know if I have missed any, and I will add them.
Savile Park Sandwich Bar, Halifax: Free meals for children. Pick up Tuesday to Friday and delivered on Mondays. “We do not want to see children going hungry. Please do not hesitate to message us. It will be totally confidential.” Contact via the FB page or on 07961476666.
Villain Juice Bar, Brighouse: Free sandwich lunch bag including a freshly made juice/smoothie or shake to takeaway for any child who comes into the bar. Monday to Friday, 9am and 2pm, throught half term. Send the kids down to collect their lunch or call ahead to order. 01484 722533″
Temujin, Sowerby Bridge: Call 01422 835500 and the restaurant will cook a small, simple and nutritious sweet and sour stir fry with noodles and vegetables or chicken. Monday to Thursday between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Call when you are outside and the stir fry will be brought down to you.
Frankie & Benny’s: Donating 5000 free kids meals nationally. Call your closest Frankie & Benny’s between 11am-12pm to say how many meals you need and a slot to collect. Collections can be made Monday-Friday, from 12-6pm.
Chapter 17, Hebden Bridge: Children under 12 will be able to eat for free for the next two weeks (from our kid’s menu). They do not have to be eating with a paying adult to qualify. Can be eat in or take out.
The Kitchen Coffee House, Mytholmroyd: Free packed lunches next week for children in need.
Baked Todmorden: During the half term, any of your kids hungry for a sandwich, send them down for one on us
The Vedas, Todmorden: Free child’s meal with a drink. Includes chicken or veg curry/korma with rice or chiicken nuggets and chips. Includes cordial or Fruit Shoot. Monday 26th of October – Sunday 1st of November. 5pm till 6pm. Please book in advance.
The Grilled Cheese Booth Hebden Bridge & Todmorden: If you need support please come and see us and we will provide a hot meal of grilled cheesey goodness or hot homemade soup.
The Blue Teapot, Mytholmroyd: Please send us a private message and we will happily provide a packed lunch for any child in need over half term.
Bailiff Bridge Fisheries: Free lunch for children who normally receive free school meals. Message the Facebook page before 11.30am, Tuesday 27-Friday 30 October, 2020. Choice of sausage and chips or scallop and chips.
The Duke of York, Shelf: Message or call confidentially and arrange to collect a hot meal for your child/children under 16. Choices of spaghetti bolognese, cheese and tomato linguini, sausage and mash, chicken nuggets and chunky chips. All served with garden peas. 01422 203 333. Now until Sunday, November 8, 2020.
The Mill Cafe – Bowers Mill, Barkisland: Free meal to 5-16-year-olds in need. Sausage, chips, beans and squash; fishfinger, chips, beans and squash; jacket potato with topping. Available 11am – 2pm Mon – Fri in half term.
Mrs B’s Sandwich Hut, Lightcliffe: Hot Mrs B’s sausage in a bread roll to any child, no quibbles or questions….just call in from Monday 26th until Friday 30th October.
The Piece Hall, Halifax: Free meals to children who rely on free school meals at Blondins during half term, with food contributed from all outlets operated by The Piece Hall. Please come to Blondins in The Piece Hall, Monday to Sunday, between 10am-4pm and place your order from the kids’ menu. You will be given a free drink on arrival whilst you await your order. ”
Triangle House Day Nursery,Sowerby Bridge: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01422 836574 and we will deliver homemade meals discreetly, straight to your door for free, no quibbles.
Valley Fresh Produce: Teamed up with Firebelly Stoves Ltd to offer 100 free school meals for local kids for those in need. Message Valley Fresh Produce or Firebelly Stoves. All orders will be delivered completely free.
Elliot’s Craft Pizza & Grill, Ripponden: Free home pasta kids throughout half term. Containing 500g Divella pasta, a 690g jar of La Molisana Passata, 2 x packs of Loacker wafer biscuits, pot of pesto and a pot of parmesan cheese. Gluten free options available. Message us on our social channels, call or simply pop in. Available in:
Elliott’s Craft Pizza & Grill, 5 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, HD6 4DN, 01422 822421. (Mon-Thurs between 5pm-9pm and Friday between 4pm-9:45pm.)
Dawson’s Estate Agents, St Paul’s Buildings, 5 Southgate, Elland, HX5 0EX, 01422 370320 (Available to collect Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Thedosa Vinod, Hebden Bridge Market: Free hot meal during this term break. Please come and see us Thursday, weekends atHebden Bridge Market and Friday at Todmorden Market.
The White Rabbit, Todmorden: Free family-size meal. There will be 20 home-made family-size pasta bakes left on a table outside every day between 2-5pm on Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Saturday 31 of October. First come first served basis. No contact collection. Just remove the lid and oven bake for 25min on 180 degrees or gas mark 4.
Cafe On’t Front, Hebden Bridge
Pop in and ask for a children’s half term special. “We will know what you mean! No questions asked!”. Choice of child’s breakfast, hot sandwich, sausage and chips, all with a Fruit Shoot.
Take me Out Sandwich Shop, Todmorden: Free children’s packed lunch during half term. Cheese or ham sandwich, scrambled eggs, cheese or beans on toast. A bag of Mini Cheddars, fruit ,fromage frais and drink.
Hare and Hounds, Todmorden: Breakfast club on Wednesday, 28th October between 10am to 12pm. For children and their parents who are seriously struggling during half term. Tea/coffee, fresh juice, milk, beans on toast, toast, scrambled eggs on toast and cereal. Book via Facebook or call 01706 417074.
Blakeley’s of Brighouse Fish & Chip Restaurant: Free child’s meal (takeaway only) for any child who receives school meal vouchers. Please message the Facebook page on the day. From Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October.
22 The Square Northowram: “Free pizza and fries to any child who comes to the takeaway between 12-3pm throughout half term. No need to call ahead, just pop in.”
The Sandwich Shed, Walsden: Free children’s packed lunches all week with food donated from local businesses.
The Moorings Sowerby Bridge: Free packed lunch for children (sandwich with a choice of fillings, crisps, fruit and a drink). Message ahead to order and collect between 11.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday.
Fresh Fields Foods Ltd: Free bag of shopping for anyone who needs it through half term. Send a private message to order and collect the next day. (So collection days will be Tues-Sat.
The King’s Coffee House, Halifax: “Hello, there will be free meals for children at The King’s Coffee House during half term”
JJ’s Cafe, Mixenden: Free sandwich, crisps and pop for kids every day from October 26-30, 11.30am-1pm.
Mixenden Addy: Free children’s box meal with a sandwich, crisps, fruit and a drink to any family that needs help during the whole of half term. Call 01422 241450 and you will be allocated a time for you to pick up. Open from 9am until 3.30pm.
Bake ‘n’ Butties, Mixenden: Free sandwich, crisps and bun for any child who comes to our shop throughout half term! Between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday. Takeaway doors open at 11am every day.
CREAM, Halifax: Free packed lunch for those who need it. Sandwich or wrap, crisps, juice and a little treat for Halloween. Drop them a message and they will save you one.
GeeGees Fish and Chips, Shelf: Free kids’ meals between 11.30am and 2pm everyday during half term for any children aged 16 or under that are in need. Fish bites and chips, chicken nuggets and chips or sausage and chips.
Field Lane Fisheries, Rastrick: Free meals for children aged 4-16 between Monday October 26 and Saturday October 31. Come into the shop to collect, and call (01484 714981) to place your order in advance if you like.
Good Karma Coffee House, Brighouse: Free children’s meals plus a babbyccino or tea to eat in or take out, Monday to Sunday during half term, 12-2pm. Pancakes, eggs on toast, buttered toast with homemade jam or Nutella.
The Millers Bar, Brighouse: Free Millers kids’ meals for children who would normally get a free school meal, Monday to Friday through half term. Call 01484 968144 between 12pm and 5pm or message on Facebook to place your order. Children’s pizza, a chocolate brownie, a piece of fruit and a fruit drink for each child.
Lightcliffe Tea Rooms, Lightcliffe: Free takeaway child’s meal during opening hours between Monday, October 26 and Friday October 30.
Baxter’s Sandwich Bar, Halifax: Free food for children throughout half term, from 11am until 12.30pm. Please ring before 10.45am. 01422 253012.
Tickle Ya Tastebuds, Siddal: Free children’s packed lunch between 11am till 1pm, Monday 26th October until Friday 30th October. Please message Tickle Ya Tastebuds before picking up.
Hirds Family Fisheries, Siddal: Free meal to children who receive a free school meal. Call 01422 345138 or private message on Facebook. Tuesday to Friday, 12pm-2pm. One meal per child each day.
Sharma, Halifax: Free packed lunches for children in Bradshaw, Illingworth, Ogden and Holmfield. Monday to Friday during half term, contact us before 10am and collect between 12-2pm. Packed lunch will contain a sandwich, drink, fruit, crisps and a chocolate biscuit.
Upvc Hardware Direct, Halifax: Free packed lunches from Tuesday in half term. No questions asked, the lunches will be available at the front of the trade counter for anyone in need to help themselves ( Unit 15, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre).
Marco’s Cafe, Hebden Bridge: Call us and ask for a “Pizza Firenze” and we will give you a FREE Margherita (no questions asked and no purchase necessary).
Plenty of Fish & Chips, Mytholmroyd: Free kids’ meal for any family in need between 11am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. Please email at email@example.com
Leila’s Kitchen, Cafe & Bar, Hebden Bridge: All children who needs free food are welcome to eat and drink at Leila’s Kitchen or alternatively take out their meal.
Rick’s Mexican Street Food, Hebden Bridge: Free small burrito for any child in need.
Top Brink Inn, Todmorden: Free hot meal for children on Thursday 29th October, between 11am- 12.30pm. Mince in gravy, mash and veg or 5 bean chilli and rice with a drink of cordial. Please phone 01706812696 or message via Facebook to let us know you’re coming.
Halifax Road Chippy, Todmorden: Free kids’ meal for all children aghed 16 and under if they come into the shop, Mon-Fri, between 11.30am-1pm and 5-6pm during half term.
Muse Music and Love Cafe, Hebden Bridge: Free (vegan) sos roll or beans on toast. Message us first if you feel weird about asking. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Tibetan Kitchen, Hebden Bridge: Free “community meal” from the Hebden Bridge takeaway any day this week (half term)
Baked, Todmorden: Free sandwich for kids during half term.
Site Pizzeria, Todmorden: Free pizza and soft frink Wednesday-Friday (5-6pm) and Saturday-Sunday (12-2pm) for children under 12 in need.