Free School Meal Support

Below are links to some informative links that you may find useful related to Free School Meal Support.

No child will go hungry in Gloucestershire this Christmas

All eligible pupils who registered and received support during the October half-term will automatically receive vouchers for Christmas - there is no need for these parents and carers to register again. Some pupils may also already have been registered by their school. If so, they should have received a letter from school confirming this.

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 15th December in order for vouchers to be processed in time for the end of 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 childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Stroud District Council is supporting community groups which provide meals for those who need them during the pandemic. 

 

Healthy Start vouchers

Families who use Healthy Start vouchers can receive a £1 bag of frozen vegetables for free at Iceland until 31st December 2020.  For more information visit https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

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:

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/healthy-start-vouchers/do-i-qualify/do-i-qualify/

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