Council offers free school meal vouchers for Bedford children over summer holidays

Families will receive £15 voucher per week each, for the full six weeks

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 10:19 am

Children from families who receive income-related free school meals are again eligible for a £15 voucher per week during the summer holidays

The scheme is part of a package by Bedford Borough Council which was launched earlier in the school year for families and households - and is available for the full six weeks.

Cllr Michael Headley, portfolio holder for finance said: “We know free school meals are a welcome lifeline to many families, so it is good news that we can once again provide vouchers for all eligible families during the holidays.

Make sure you apply for your school meal vouchers

“Due to the impact of the pandemic, even more families are struggling and I hope that by issuing these vouchers families can focus on enjoying the school break, rather than worrying about where their child’s next meal is coming from.”

To find out if you are eligible and to register for free school meals visit here