Cafes, cab companies and gyms with friendly half-time gestures after free school lunch beaten at the vote.

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Business owners from across the Liverpool City Region have increased their attention to our own children following a government vote on free school meals for children during the vacations.

Unbelievably friendly offers to provide meals for children over half of the school vacations were made by cafés, restaurants, cab companies and fitness studios.

“Liverpool is the kind of place where we all pull together in the face of adversity”.

Many of those who are involved have shown once again that people in Merseyside will always come together to help those in need.

Since the vote, people across the country have offered to help in any way they can to ensure that no child goes hungry.

The decision will result in many school children in our region going hungry during the semester break next week.

We know that this is not everyone who has made an extremely generous offer, so please do not hesitate to let us know about other offers in the Comments section.

One business owner told ECHO: “Liverpool is the kind of place where we pull together in the face of adversity”.

Below is a list of some of the businesses that offer their help.

John Johanson, who owns the Yummies Cafe and Shakes on Copplehouse Lane in Fazakerley, told Facebook that he will do everything he can next week to help families.

Yummies Cafe and Shakes

In his contribution, John said that school-age children could come to his café for a free hot breakfast during the entire school term.

He said: “Because of what the government has decided to do beyond the entitlement to school meals during the school half term, every child between the ages of 4 and 16 who comes to the Yummies is entitled to a FREE sausage OR bacon sandwich every day from 9:00am to 10:00am next week.

“Times are tough right now and we should all try to stick together and take care of our own problems, because the government doesn’t do that.

Talking to ECHO, John explained why he decided to help: “In this day and age no child should be hungry at all.

“It may not be much, but we are trying to help the people of Liverpool as much as we can from all the Yummies staff.

“Everyone should stick together, especially Scousers, we are different from the rest”.

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