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Council continues free school meal offer over Easter Holiday

Article date - 09 April 2020

St Helens Council is continuing to offer a packed lunch collection service to schools over the Easter holidays (3-20 April) for pupils eligible for free school meals.
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Food vouchers to the value of £15 a week per child will also remain available, although it is the decision of each individual school if they wish to provide this option which does not cover pupils on Universal Infant Free School Meals.   

Following the Easter break, the council intends to continue providing an onsite meal provision for all children eligible for free school meals – as well as pupils who would normally purchase a meal at school.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Developing Young People, Councillor Sue Murphy, said: “During these exceptional circumstances, it is vitally important that we ensure our children and young people who qualify for a free school meal continue to receive the food they need.

“I’m delighted this will continue to run during the Easter holidays when schools would normally be closed, as no child deserves to go hungry.”