27 10 20 | Community

Supermarket vouchers provided to children in need

Supermarket vouchers provided to children in need

Stockport Council is committed to ensuring no child goes hungry this half term and will be funding meal vouchers for all children who are currently receiving means tested free school meals.

If your child is currently eligible for free school meals, you will shortly receive a £15 per child supermarket voucher for either Asda, Tesco or Aldi.

Cllr Tom McGee, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council, said:

“It is vital that our young people are cared for during these challenging times and having access to food is so important and one that we are committed to supporting. Our local communities and businesses are already doing amazing work to support this important issue and I would like to thank them for all their hard work and dedication.

“There is lots of help out there and I would urge anyone who is struggling to pick up the phone and call our Coronavirus Helpline, who will ensure you get the support you need. No one should be struggling alone.”          

If you require assistance to use the voucher, because you are self isolating or cannot access the named supermarket you can contact our Coronavirus Helpline on 0161 217 6046 who can arrange help with shopping or getting online to place an order.

The Helpline can also provide information about the other types of support available if you are experiencing financial difficulties, including arranging an emergency food delivery, and help with everyday living costs like fuel.

The Coronavirus Helpline is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.

Information on local foodbanks who can provide short term help and low cost food organisations can be found here: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/coronavirus-help-vulnerable-people/food-poverty-coronavirus

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