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Further round of free school meals planned for upcoming half-term

Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed that it plans to again offer free school meals to thousands of eligible schoolchildren during the next half-term in May and June.

The decision has been taken by Councillor John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Communities, with more than 25,000 eligible youngsters from low-income households in Nottinghamshire expected to benefit.

The council will fund the 125,000 meal vouchers from the government’s Household Support Fund.

Schools will be responsible for getting the vouchers to pupils and their parents – eligibility can be checked by visiting  www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

Nottinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor John Cottee, said: “I’m proud that we have decided to use the Household Support Fund to once again fund thousands of free school meals for pupils from low-income households during the school holidays.

“We’ve taken these steps because we understand that the cost-of-living is hurting local families, and we want to use what is in our toolbox to ease the pressure.

“I hope that struggling families whose children are eligible for free school meals will now feel more comfortable as we approach the half-term holidays.”

For more information contact Michael Watkinson on 07872310409 or via michael.watkinson@nottscc.gov.uk

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