Mama Flo Is Giving Kids Free Meals From Her Takeaway Throughout The Summer Holidays

We've launched a fundraiser to help her out with costs.

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 9 August 2022

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Local legend Mama Flo is famous across Manchester for her authentic Jamaican food at her namesake Caribbean takeaway on the A6. She’s a hero in her community and has one of the biggest hearts we know.

She recently announced that she’ll feed kids for free throughout the school Summer holidays. Any child in need of a meal can go to Mama Flo’s in Great Moor, Stockport, and choose a meal from fried or BBQ chicken, nuggets, and dumplings – all served with the option of chips, rice and peas or boiled rice and sauces. She’s giving away Snacks, drinks, and treats too.

Mama Flo has a long history of helping others when times are hard, running free school meals for kids during the pandemic. She has an established record of supporting those in need in her community and helping anyone in need of a meal, although she modestly says:

We went down to see how she was getting on and demand is high in the first week of running the meals. Her doors are open to any child in need of a meal from anywhere across Greater Manchester and she’s had kids visit from the local community and all over Stockport – some cycling from Heaton Moor for a filling meal of fried chicken, dumplings, rice, and peas.

Her loyal customer base knows well of her big-hearted gestures, and frequently leave tips. Since announcing the scheme, some regulars and other local businesses have also donated food and treats for the kids.

We know this kind-hearted endeavour is already leaving her seriously out of pocket and we want to help her out, so we’ve set up a Just Giving fundraiser to contribute to the costs.

If you’re able to support then please consider donating money (any amount you can afford) towards the free meals for children, and we can help Mama Flo go some way to ensuring no child locally goes hungry this summer.

If you’re struggling this holiday and need help with meals, you can contact Mama Flo and arrange for the meals to be picked up and collected. Meals are available for collection or to eat-in between 12.30pm-3pm every day.