Covid 19: How To Claim Free School Meals

From today, the Council has set up a scheme to help with food costs for families who are facing additional financial challenges due to the Covid 19 virus.

To qualify your family must be Manchester residents or supported by the Homelessness Service. The criteria is:

  • Children and young people who meet the criteria for free school meals
  • Children and young people who are classed as an asylum seeker
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The contribution towards a lunchtime meal is £2.00 per day (£10 per week) for each school child or young person in the household.

Manchester City Council will be able to pay this money within a few days by the following methods

  • A bank transfer into a nominated bank account
  • A secure text message that can be used to access cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city
  • A voucher that can be printed and can then be exchanged for cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city.

 

To make an application please submit a request via the Council’s Welfare Provision Scheme by clicking the following link Apply For Free School Meals.

 

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