Wychavon commits to funding free school meals over the summer holidays

Up to 2,300 children throughout the district will be fed during the summer holidays thanks to funding from Wychavon.

Qualifying families will be given a £15 voucher per child per week to spend at their preferred local supermarket to ensure that they continue to put food on the table.

Pupils at all Wychavon schools stand to benefit from the vouchers, which will provide a vital boost to many families struggling with the rising cost of living.

After discovering that schools would only be receiving support for two weeks of the holidays, Wychavon acted quickly to commit up to £170,000 of funding to pay for the remaining four weeks of vouchers.

During the summer holidays, additional support with food, finance, activities and more can also be accessed through Here2Help and the Ready Steady Worcestershire scheme.

Cllr Chris Day, Executive Board Member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing on Wychavon District Council, said: "It is so important that every child has a healthy and nutritious meal every day and we are so pleased that we can provide the additional funding to make sure that no one goes without during the holidays." 

Please contact Leonie Silk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/community-and-living/social-mobility, for more information on social mobility in Wychavon.

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