Free School Meal vouchers to double in value during February half-term

Thousands of schoolchildren in Nottinghamshire will once again benefit from free school meals during the forthcoming February half-term.

More than 25,000 eligible youngsters across the county will receive 125,000 meal vouchers as part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s ongoing commitment to helping low-income households.

The scheme is funded through the Household Support Fund (HSF), which was launched in November, and up to £2.3 million has already been allocated to provide vouchers to vulnerable children during school holidays until the end of March.

Vouchers given out to those families who are eligible have been doubled in value to £30-per-week, which will include £15 to be used for food for the child and an additional £15 to help families meet winter cost-of-living increases such as heating costs.

Parents in Nottinghamshire can find out if their child is eligible for free school meals here www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals, with the vouchers distributed to youngsters by their schools.

For further information, parents or carers are urged to contact their school directly.

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