The lunches fill the hunger gap for those kids who would often receive a hot meal at school. Launched in 2016, the “Fit and Fed” program is led by one of Harry’s charities, StreetGames, in a bid to tackle holiday hunger, inactivity and isolation. Nearly three-quarters of the poorest families can’t always afford to feed their children during the holidays — a problem that’s estimated to affect three million young people and children in the U.K.
Harry was also told about the work SYCT are doing to ensure local young people have a safe place to take part in activities and reduce so-called learning loss over the holidays.
In 2018, “Fit and Fed” projects delivered sessions at 321 sites, supporting 15,511 children and young people, around the country — and served up a total of 146,260 meals and snacks.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, made a surprise trip to New York City to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her and Prince Harry‘s first child, due in late April. A source tells WHO's sister publication, PEOPLE that Meghan’s friends are throwing her a baby shower before she heads back to London.
The mini-homecoming – the former actress hails from Los Angeles, where her mother Doria still resides – comes shortly before Meghan and Harry are heading to Morocco for a three-day visit highlighting two of their key causes: girls’ education and youth empowerment.
This story was first published by PEOPLE.