The Tetley and Bundobust among Leeds independent businesses feeding hungry children during half term

Four more Leeds businesses are helping to feed hungry children in the city during half-term.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 11:45 am
Bundobust is giving free meals to people supported by Canopy Housing in Harehills

They join dozens of restaurants, cafes and community groups in Leeds which have stepped in to help after MPs rejected a campaign started by footballer Marcus Rashford.

A vote on the measures was backed by Labour and made its way to Parliament this week but it was defeated by 322 votes to 261.

Since then, hundreds of hospitality businesses across the country have shown they “stand with Rashford, not the 322”, by supporting families during the school holidays.

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The Tetley, in Hunslet Road, has announced it will offer 50 free meals to children on Friday.

The art gallery and restaurant has set up a 'pay forward' scheme, where customers can buy a meal for a child through its website.

The Tetley manager Adam Roe said: "On Friday October 30 The Tetley is giving away 50 free meals to help ensure children don’t go hungry.

"We don’t want to stop there though, we need to do so much more and that’s why we’ve set up a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme.

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"If you’d like to help us make a difference please visit our website to buy a meal for a child in Leeds."

In east Leeds, The Little Red Food Truck is taking over Space 2 at Gipton Fire Station on Wednesday.

The truck, which is run by the team at Sela Bar, is offering children free hot dogs between 12pm and 2pm.

Slap and Pickle, located in Assembly Underground and The Fleece in Horsforth, is giving away 1,000 free burgers across the Leeds and Sheffield sites throughout the weekend.

Children can visit one of the sites during half term for a free meal, up to 40 orders a day per site.

Finally, Bundobust is giving free meals to people supported by Canopy Housing and will pitch up at the company's Harehills office on Wednesday.

Which Yorkshire MPs voted against extending free school meals over the holidays?

All of Yorkshire's Labour MPs voted for the motion.

Two Conservative MPs rebelled against their party and voted in favour - Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and new Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft.

Below is the full list of MPs that voted against the proposal:

Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole - Conservative)

Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley - Conservative)

Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes - Conservative)

Mark Eastwood (Dewsbury - Conservative)

Nick Fletcher (Don Valley - Conservative)

Greg Knight (East Yorkshire - Conservative)

Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet and Rothwell - Conservative)

David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden - Conservative)

Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough - Conservative)

Robbie Moore (Keighley - Conservative)

Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood - Conservative)

Miriam Cates (Penistone and Stocksbridge -Conservative)

Stuart Andrew (Pudsey - Conservative)

Rishi Sunak (Richmond - Conservative)

Alexander Stafford (Rother Valley - Conservative)

Robert Goodwill (Scarborough and Whitby - Conservative)

Nigel Adams (Selby and Ainsty - Conservative)

Philip Davies (Shipley - Conservative)

Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon - Conservative)

Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton -Conservative)

Imran Ahmad Khan (Wakefield - Conservative)

Julian Sturdy (York Outer - Conservative)

The following two MPs did not vote:

Graham Stuart MP (Beverley and Holderness - Conservative)

Lia Nici (Great Grimsby - Conservative)