Free School Meal Support
Below are links to some informative links that you may find useful related to Free School Meal Support.
Help with Free School Meals during school holidays
All eligible pupils who registered and received support during the October and Christmas holidays, will automatically receive vouchers for February. Parents and carers do not need to register again.
Any families who believe they are eligible, but who have not already registered by either of these routes, can apply for the support here.
Eligible families will need to be registered by Friday, 5 February to ensure vouchers can be processed in time for half term. Vouchers will be sent via email.
Details on how to apply can be found here. If you cannot access information online or have any questions relating to the scheme, call 01452 426165 (during office hours, 9am-5pm) or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stroud District Council is supporting community groups which provide meals for those who need them during the pandemic.
Healthy Start vouchers
Healthy Start is a Government funded scheme that provides £3.10 worth of vouchers every week to eligible families which they can use to obtain free milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses and instant formula milk. Find out more about the scheme at: https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
A family is eligible if they’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and they receive certain benefits. Women who are under 18 and pregnant also qualify for the scheme even if they don’t receive benefits. Families can check if they are eligible by taking this short ‘Do I qualify’ questionnaire: