Children's weekly food parcels
Food parcels for pupils eligible for free school meals will be delivered to each household every week.
The weekly food parcel contains enough food items to provide both breakfast and lunch for a child for five days. For pupils with special dietary requirements, a five-day frozen meal option will be delivered.
The food parcels have replaced the packed lunch provision that was previously in place.
Delivery schedule and arrangements
Some parcels will be delivered on Tuesday, while others will arrive on Wednesday and Thursday. We will be delivering 5,000 food parcels each week.
We ask that parents are available to answer the door to collect the delivery as no deliveries will be left unattended. However, delivery staff will maintain social distancing procedures.
All pupils registered as eligible for free school meals will automatically be delivered a food parcel. There is no need to contact us.
You can choose to opt-out of this arrangement by contacting your child's school.
For some areas, deliveries may extend over two days and may be subject to change.
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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.