Tag Archives: free school meals

Summer Holidays food support for Somerset families

Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the school Summer Holidays. The Department of Work and Pensions has extended its Covid Local Support Grant, providing £1.4m to Somerset County Council to support vulnerable families. The Council is using the grant to fund food vouchers worth £15 […]

Applications open for support with Easter holiday activities

Somerset County Council has joined up with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to organise a programme for the forthcoming Easter holidays aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Somerset’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity, and social isolation. The County Council has already confirmed it will continue to fund Free School […]

Food support for families in February half-term

Somerset County Council is continuing to provide food support for families during the upcoming February half-term. The Council has used funding from the Winter Covid Grant Scheme to ensure families with children eligible for Free School Meals will receive food or vouchers during the holiday and has asked schools to help deliver this targeted food […]

Further food support for families in third lockdown

Somerset County Council has allocated a further £427,000 of funding to help schools provide families with food support during this lockdown. During term time, the Department for Education (DfE) has asked schools to provide meal options for all pupils who are in school – including vulnerable children and the children of critical workers – as […]

Food support for families in need this Christmas

A £1million support package is in place to support Somerset families in need with food this winter. Somerset County Council, the District Councils and Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group have been busy working with partners to ensure a robust system is in place so that help can be directed where it is needed. Through partnership working, […]

Celebrating two years of Free School Meals

Somerset County Council, working in partnership with local schools, are celebrating two years since the introduction of free school meals for pupils in Somerset. In that time parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 have been able to send their children off to school in the knowledge they will receive a quality, healthy […]

National School Meals Week

We visited our new production kitchen at Six Acres Resource Centre today to see 350 meals being made for local schools. Then we popped over to Parkfield Primary School to see the children enjoying their meals to celebrate National School Meals Week (3-7 November). Check out our video below to see their happy faces enjoying […]

More hot meals for Somerset children

A disused kitchen at Six Acres Resource Centre has been transformed in order to provide more Somerset primary schools with hot free school meals. The existing kitchen at the Six Acres site was unused. Following an extensive refurbishment, the kitchen will be ready to dish up 500 meals after half term. New laws that came […]