If your child is registered for Free School Meals, up until now we have been providing a lunchbox for collection from school every day. This will not be available from Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April.
After this, Hallfield will be using a new national voucher scheme. This will provide you with a weekly £15 voucher per child, to be used in a supermarket for the purchase of food.
Every week, from Monday 20 April 2020 until further notice, you will be sent a redemption eCode from the Edenred system directly to your email account. You will also receive instructions on how to use this eCode to create an eGift card, which you should receive within 3 hours.
Parents or adults with caring responsibilities for the eligible child can then go online to redeem the eCode against a choice of eGift cards (a digital gift card delivered via email) which currently includes the following food retailers:
• M&S food
Redeeming the vouchers
Once you have received your voucher, you will be able to redeem them in-store at the selected retailer by either:
Families are free to select the most appropriate food and drink for their child. When selecting products, we encourage families to consider health and nutrition. The School Food Standards may act as a useful guide for you.
There are a number of online resources available to support you in preparing healthy and nutritious food, including on the NHS Eat Well website.
The vouchers should not be redeemed for any age-restricted items, such as alcohol, cigarettes or lottery tickets.