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Kensal Rise pub dishes out free kids meals during half term

PUBLISHED: 11:33 29 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:29 29 October 2020

Whippet Inn manager Dave O'Callagham with chef Lucasz Kielbasinski

Whippet Inn manager Dave O'Callagham with chef Lucasz Kielbasinski

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Staff members at a Kensal Rise pub have been dishing out meals to school children during half term.

The Whippet Inn Kensal Rise is giving out free food to children during half term.The Whippet Inn Kensal Rise is giving out free food to children during half term.

The Whippet Inn in Chamberlayne Road is providing take-away meals to youngsters between 12pm and 1pm daily.

Duty manager James Hill said: “I believe the incentive is to give something back to the community. We pride ourselves on being part of the community.”

The pub has been serving parents with children food off its menu including pasta “with a lovely sauce”, fruit and a juice which “sell out fast”.

“We always like to do stuff like this. During lockdown it was helping out NHS staff, afterwards we opened as a kind of deli.”

The pub is supporting footballer Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign to reduce the impact of poverty on children. The government voted against providing free meals during the half-term break.

James added: “We are not politically motivated. It’s a hard time for everyone so we’re trying to contribute where we can.”

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