Food voucher support for vulnerable children to continue for October half term
Kingston Council is extending its holiday food voucher scheme to ensure vulnerable children and families across the borough can afford to buy food during the October half term.
School aged children who access free school meals during term time, as well as vulnerable two, three and four year olds will receive one £15 food voucher each per week, to be used in supermarkets and local shops.
Kingston Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services including Education, Councillor Diane White, said:
“We welcome this extension of Government funding to help families still facing hardship as the economy continues to recover following the Covid pandemic.
“The school holidays can be difficult times for families who are struggling financially when children and young people are at home for more meal times. This leads to increased food bills, and we hope the vouchers help to ease the pressure on parents and carers in this position.”
Families who are eligible for the scheme will be contacted by either their school or the Council’s children’s services provider Achieving for Children (AfC). The approach will depend on the age of your child. More information is available on AfC’s website