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Children's weekly food parcels

Food parcels will be delivered to home addresses this week for secondary school pupils in Years 9 and above who are eligible for free school meals.

With pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 returning to school today (November 2) along with pupils who attend infant, junior, primary and special schools, there are reduced numbers of pupils receiving a food parcel this week.

As a result there is a change of delivery day for some areas.

Anyone who has previously opted out of the provision will not receive a food parcel.

The weekly food parcel contains food items to provide both breakfast and lunch for a child for five days.

Food parcels will be delivered in the following areas on the following days:

Food parcel deliveries

Tuesday - North

Cwmfelin, Garth, Llangynwyd, Maesteg, Nantyffyllon and Caerau

Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, Pantyrawel, Lewistown, Blackmill, Evanstown and Gilfach Goch

Blaengarw, Pontycymer, Llangeinor, Braich-Y-Cymer, Price Town, Pantygog, Pontyrhyl and Evanstown

Tuesday - Centre/West

Pyle, Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribwr, North Cornelly, South Cornelly, Nottage, Newton and Porthcawl

Aberkenfig, Bettws, Coytrahen, Brynmenyn, Tondu, Sarn, Bryncethin, Bryncoch and Ynysawdre

Wednesday – Town/East

Coity, Litchard, Wildmill, Penyfai, Cefn Glas, Broadlands, Bryntirion, Brackla and Trelales

Penprysg, Pencoed, Coychurch, Heol Y Cyw and Rhiwceiliog

Eligibility 

If you live in Bridgend County Borough and receive any of the following benefits, you can claim free school meals for your school-aged child:

  • income support
  • income based jobseeker's allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • child tax credit (but not working tax credit) if your annual income as assessed by tax credits does not exceed £16,190
  • guaranteed element of pension credit
  • working tax credit 'run-on' (the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for working tax credit)
  • universal credit (not in work)
  • universal credit (in work) where your award is based on net annual earnings of under £7,400 from your employment or self-employment

If your circumstances have changed due to Covid-19 you can submit an application for free school meals online. You can do so via the usual process for applying for free school meals. The correct form is ‘Application for free school meals/distinctive school uniform’ in the ‘Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction’ area of My Account.

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