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Support available for families entitled to free school meals

Published on Tuesday, 27th October 2020

Working with Saints Café in Nuneaton, NBBC is providing funding to help ensure children who receive free school meals still receive support throughout this October half term.

Families with children entitled to free school meals are able to attend Saints Café this week, where they will be able to pick up a ‘family hamper’ which will help to provide enough food for a family of 4 for a week. The hampers can be collected from Saints Café Newdegate Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4ED from Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 3.30 pm. Contact- or via Facebook ‘Saints Nuneaton’.

In Bedworth, there are several organisations providing free hampers and lunch boxes for children throughout half term:

  • St Michaels Children and Family Centre are closed this week but will be offering food parcel support via their Facebook page.  Telephone referrals also welcome on 024 7649 4171
  • The Oaks Eatery, Margaret Avenue in Bedworth are offering free lunch boxes, contact either by Facebook message or 075 4765 5603
  • Bedworth Foodbank, Bulkington Road, Bedworth are offering free take-away packed lunches for children in the Bedworth community who would usually receive a free school meal.  Available for collection Mon – Fri 11.30 am to 1.30 pm from Lifechurch, Bulkington Road. Tel 078 0920 3178
  • Keith Richards Hairdressing, 34 Newtown Road, Bedworth are offering packed lunches this week, local delivery can also be arranged. Contact Keith or Aby Leigh on 077 3963 6483 or via Facebook

The Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme is also supporting eligible families with the cost of food for their children over the school holiday periods. The Scheme will benefit those children eligible for free school meals as well as their younger non-school age siblings aged 2 or above. This support will be available not just over this October half-term, but over all other school holidays. Families wanting to apply for support through the Scheme should call 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182.