Free School Meals for eligible children during half-term

23 October 2020

Parents of children eligible for Free School Meals will be able to collect a £15 food voucher from Brent Council to help children get a meal every day next week.

The council is looking to provide food for at least 10,000 children in the borough and the support is set to cost around £150,000.

Parents are being contacted through their child’s school with more information about where they can collect their voucher.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said: “It was deeply depressing to see the Government vote against free school meals for kids who desperately need them earlier in the week.

“Brent Council fully supports the campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford MBE to end child food poverty and we hope that the Government will look to change their mind so that we support all children who need our help and support in these most challenging times.”