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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Food Voucher Scheme

Dear parents/carers,

We received some welcome news from Central Bedfordshire Council yesterday afternoon about support for families in our community that access Free School Meals at school. Please read the letter from the council below and follow the guidance included and use the telephone number below if you need any assistance.  

We have been working over the last few days to set up a local offer to support families with children who are eligible for free school meals.  We have now set up access to support for parents/carers.  This offer is being delivered through our Children’s Centres and will be equivalent to the offer made by the DfE of £15 per week per child. Parents/carers will be able to access either supermarket gift cards, e-vouchers or in exceptional circumstances, home delivery. 

We are asking parents/carers to provide us with their name, home address, names of children and their dates of birth. To ensure that everyone is safe and socially distanced, please call the children’s centre to book a slot before visiting. Further information can be found here.

Central Bedfordshire Council.

If your work circumstances have changed recently and you feel that you might meet the criteria for Free School Meals, please follow this link.

Central Beds Council have set up the following telephone helpline to help parents / carers with any queries that they may have around accessing the FSM e-vouchers - 0300 300 8306 (select the option for FSM).