Nottinghamshire County Council will again give out free school meal vouchers this half-term

The council will fund the 125,000 meal vouchers from the government’s Household Support Fund.

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Nottinghamshire County Council has announced that free school meal vouchers will be issued to those most in need during the next half-term in May and June.

The decision has been taken by Councillor John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Communities, with more than 25,000 eligible youngsters from low-income households in Nottinghamshire expected to benefit.

The council will fund the 125,000 meal vouchers from the government’s Household Support Fund.

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Nottinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor John Cottee, said: “I’m proud that we have decided to use the Household Support Fund to once again fund thousands of free school meals for pupils from low-income households during the school holidays.

“We’ve taken these steps because we understand that the cost-of-living is hurting local families, and we want to use what is in our toolbox to ease the pressure.

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“I hope that struggling families whose children are eligible for free school meals will now feel more comfortable as we approach the half-term holidays.”

Schools will be responsible for getting the vouchers to pupils and their parents – eligibility can be checked by visiting  www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

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