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Free Meals during October Half-Term

Wiltshire schools have received the following letter from Wiltshire County Council offering support to families over half term who are in receipt of Free School Meals. This is not the voucher scheme that was previously in place - parents and carers struggling to pay for food over half term will need to get in touch with the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub on wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 0300 003 4576. The team is available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm.

 

Dear Headteacher

Wiltshire Council has agreed to fund free meals during October half-term to ensure families struggling with food poverty in the county are supported.

We know that many families are feeling the financial pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to do all we can to support them.

We want to ensure that Wiltshire families know that they will be supported during these difficult times by putting these measures in place. Families entitled to free school meals or universal credit struggling to pay for food over half term should contact the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub for support on wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 0300 003 4576. The team is available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm.

We know half term has already started but if you are able to share this message with your school community and encourage families to get in touch with us we would be very grateful.
Kind regards

Helean Hughes
Director, Education and Skills
Wiltshire Council