Feeding Families 2020
We were delighted to hear yesterday's announcement that the government will be continuing the Free School Meals voucher system over the summer holidays. This support will be a lifeline for many families in Huddersfield, who would otherwise have struggled.
Now that this provision has been confirmed, The Welcome Centre has taken the decision not to run the Feeding Families programme this summer, as it will thankfully not be needed. Any funding we already have for Feeding Families will be ring fenced for future school holiday provision, when government provision won't be in place.
Of course, even with Free School Meals voucher extended over the summer holidays, many families will still struggle with budgeting and finances and the additional costs the school holidays can bring. Anyone who finds themselves in that position can still access food pack support from The Welcome Centre, regardless of whether or not they're in receipt of Free School Meals vouchers.
All of our family packs over the summer holidays will be supplemented with additional items such as colouring books and pencils and treat foods, to make them even more family friendly.
If you need support from The Welcome Centre, call Local Welfare Provision (Kirklees Council) on 01484 414782 to get a referral.
To find out if your children are eligible for free school meals visit the government website.