The cost-of-living crisis has hit many people across the North West hard, including here in Bolton.

And now as the school holidays are underway, The Bolton News are asking residents to dig deep into their pockets, so no child goes hungry this summer.

Urban Outreach is an innovative charity which is well-respected locally - they find solutions to difficult and intractable social problems.

They deliver a range of commissioned and grant-funded work in four main areas: offender support, health and homelessness, children and families and food and cold weather support.

Foodbanks are a vital and lifesaving asset for many struggling, vulnerable people across the region and now the team at The Bolton News are aiming to raise £5,000 for Urban Outreach.

Our sister papers are also taking part in the "No hungry kids this summer" campaign - The Bolton News, Lancashire Telegraph, The Oldham Times, Bury Times, Wirral Globe, Warrington Guardian, and St Helens Star - are all part of Newsquest Media Group.

Richard Duggan, editor of The Bolton News, said: "We know the pressures that families face across our communities, especially at this time of year when the long summer school holiday arrives.

The Bolton News: The campaign logoThe campaign logo (Image: Newsquest)

"This period presents them with challenges and sadly the soaring levels of inflation - especially for food - means this year many will feel this strain more severely than before and may need to turn to foodbanks.

"When there is an increase in demand, it puts strain on supplies at the foodbanks so we're calling on our loyal readers, partners and the businesses we work with to do what they can to support Urban Outreach Bolton this summer.

"The Bolton News is proud to be part of this campaign alongside our sister titles in Newsquest and we'd urge you to do what you can to support it." 

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