Following the Government’s decision on free school meals, KCC has set up a dedicated helpline to enable families whose children receive benefits related free school meals to apply for food vouchers.
Anyone eligible for free school meals who needs extra financial support to help feed their children can now visit www.kent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or call the dedicated helpline on 03000 41 24 24. Families have until next Monday 2nd November 5pm to apply. Families who apply will receive one supermarket voucher of £15 per child.
KCC and partners in district and borough councils have already helped thousands of Kent residents, including families with school-aged children, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone who is struggling can also contact the Kent Together helpline 03000 419292 and webpage https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/coronavirus/kent-together. This dedicated helpline will streamline and speed up the process so they can get urgent help to those that need it and ensure that no child in Kent is left to go hungry.