Free school meal provision to continue over festive period

 08 December 2020  |  


Free school meal provision to continue over festive period

Free school meal provision to continue over festive period

We've got great news for children and young people who are entitled to free school meals.

Thanks to extra funding from the Scottish Government, parents and carers of school age children will receive a one off payment of £30 per child into their bank accounts on Tuesday 22 December. This will cover the period from Wednesday 23 December 2020 – Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Councillor William Grant, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People said: "This is great news for families who may be facing financial pressures due to COVID-19. We want children to thrive at school, but it's equally important for them to be able to access nutritious food when they're not in the classroom to help to support their health and wellbeing.

"I'm pleased that once again we can help to make a difference to families during school holidays, following on from our success of free school meal box deliveries in the summer months. This extra funding will really help us to close the gap for children and young people in South Ayrshire"