Free School Meals & The DfE Summer Food Fund

Ref: RS/SB

30 June 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Free School Meals and the DfE Summer Food Fund

I hope that you and your family are well at this difficult time. I am writing to you to give you some information about the government's Covid Summer Food Fund.

As you may be aware, the government has released guidance on the Covid Summer Food Fund where vouchers of £90 per child are available to cover the 6-week holiday period for those in receipt of Free School Meals.

For pupils who are already eligible for Free School Meals, the current provision will continue until Friday 17 July 2020. The last Free School Meal hamper of the term will be provided by the Academy on Monday 13 July 2020.

If your child is already eligible for Free School Meals, you will be entitled to a Summer Food Fund voucher of £90 per eligible child to cover the summer holiday period. These are usually in the form of E-codes which can be redeemed against the following supermarkets: Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Waitrose, M&S Food, Aldi and McColls' (including RS McColl's and Martin's). In order to ensure that eligible families receive their vouchers, it is important that the Academy has a working email address for you. You will be contacted by telephone to ensure that we have the correct details for you.

Please note, the government scheme does not apply to those children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, who currently receive a universal free school meal.

If you have any queries concerning any of the above, please contact the Academy by telephone on 01472 691 797 or via email to enquiries@reynoldsacademy.co.uk.

Yours faithfully

Mrs R Scott
Principal

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