If you have not yet found out about your entitlement for free meals please contact: If your child is entitled to Free School Meals and you have not received your free school meal voucher for the October Half Term Week, please complete the on line form which is available at:https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10697
Bury Council have decided to support families entitled to Free School Meals, by providing vouchers and food over the half term break.
If your family is entitled to Free School Meals, you would have been receiving vouchers during the previous times of lock-down, please contact the council on this number to find out how to access the support.
The announcement from the Council said:
Bury council will provide food vouchers for almost 8,000 children over the half term holiday next week.
The £15 vouchers will be distributed from Monday 26 October, continuing our previous half-term and holiday support. Two thousand vulnerable children will be contacted directly and those eligible for free school meals should call 0161 253 5858.
Councillor Tamoor Tariq, cabinet member for children, young people and skills, said: “We’ve all seen Marcus Rashford’s campaign and I and my colleagues are equally concerned about children going hungry in this borough.
“Whether at school or at home, they need a square meal and the voucher scheme will make sure that almost 8,000 children will get the food they need over the holiday.
“It’s an extension of the packed lunches we provided at the start of lockdown and the food parcels we’re providing now for those who are self-isolating and away from school.
“Times are tough for many right now and we hope that this will help keep our young people healthy and their parents and carers supported.”
We would like to thank the Council and other local companies for their support for families as these difficult times continue.