Lib Dem-run Kingston Council steps in to provide Free School Meals


Lib Dem-run Kingston Council has stepped in to ensure that no child will be left hungry this half-term after the Conservatives voted against providing Free School Meals during school holidays.

Arrangements are being put in place by Kingston Council to ensure the most vulnerable families are able to access food vouchers during this half-term, and over the Christmas holiday period.

Parents whose children have a social worker or are receiving support from the borough’s children’s services department may be eligible for assistance. But other families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can also request assistance through the Kingston Stronger Together support hub.

Further details on eligibility and how to access the scheme will be made available via the Council's website early next week.

Cllr Diane White, Portfolio Holder for Education, said, "In light of the Government's vote against providing our most vulnerable children with free school meals over the school holidays, I'm proud that Lib Dem-run Kingston Council is about to step in and make this contribution towards reducing holiday hunger."

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