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Free School Meals Scheme – Christmas 2020

11th December 2020

As part of the additional help and support to households during the winter phase of COVID-19, Solihull Council will be providing food support to families of children in receipt of free school meals this Christmas, through the provision of supermarket vouchers.

We are committed to supporting all vulnerable families over this particularly challenging winter period.  There is no need to apply for the vouchers as eligible families will be identified using our central database, with a manual process in place for the small number of parents who have not provided an email address.

Families who meet the free school meals benefits criteria, will receive a voucher to the value of £15.00 per week, (therefore £30.00 over the Christmas holiday period, per child).  The gift cards will be supplied by Edenred and can be used to pay for food, personal hygiene and cleaning products, as well as other household essentials.  They can’t be used for items which are restricted to over 18s, such as alcohol.

Eligible families will receive the voucher code via email from supplier Edenred by the end of the school term.

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Click here for details of the redemption process

Click here for details of additional food provision and essential utilities to support families with children, other vulnerable households and individuals

If you have any further queries call Solihull Connect general enquiries on 0121 704 8100.

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