Council volunteers deliver 2,000 free school meals

 31 March 2020  |  


free school meals out for delivery

free school meals out for delivery

South Ayrshire Council is delivering around 2,000 free school meals to those in need.

With schools temporarily closed for the foreseeable future, Council volunteers have been driving the length and breadth of South Ayrshire to ensure children and young people don't go hungry.

For some children, a school meal can be their main meal of the day, so with health and wellbeing in mind, the Council is keen they don't miss out.

The Council already ensures that access to free school meals continues during the holidays, but with social isolation in place, dedicated staff are now going that extra mile to deliver this vital service.

The volunteers will continue to deliver on weekdays and over the Easter break, as well as public holidays.

In addition to delivering free school meals, the Council has approved nearly 300 applications for childcare for children of parents who are both critical key workers.

Once parents who meet the criteria have registered their children with the Council, they will be cared for at a number of hubs open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. This childcare service will also continue during the Easter holidays.

The service is available at the following hubs:

Troon – Granny Smith's; School's Out

Prestwick – Fly High Monkton; Monkton Primary School

Ayr North – Cherry Tree Early Years Centre/ Dalmilling Primary; Kirktonholme - Owl and the Pussy Cat

Ayr South – Busy Bees; Forehill Primary and Early Years Centre; Rosemary Logie

Annbank and Mossblown – The Meadows

Girvan – Girvan Early Years Centre

To find out more about the criteria for critical childcare, visit https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/coronavirus