Wychavon steps in to fund free school meals over half term

More than 1,700 children throughout the district will be fed over half-term thanks to funding from Wychavon.

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

Pupils at 42 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 wouldn't be receiving the usual support, Wychavon acted quickly to commit £25,500 of social mobility and household support funding to pay for the vouchers.

During half term, 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: "Every child deserves to have healthy and nutritious meals throughout the holidays, as well as during term time. We're proud to fund these vouchers and ensure that no one goes without."

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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