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Our kitchens are closed.  We are not currently providing hot dinners or packed lunches.  If/when we resume serving meals, this will be the menu.  Summer 2020 Menu

Emergency food hampers

Emergency food hampers are available to anyone.  They contain food like baked beans, cereal, bagels and milk vouchers and they are limited to one per week.

If possible, please collect from our honesty shed at Nelson Infant School, Nelson Street entrance which is open on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 11-2.  Bring a strong bag.

If you are shielding or isolating and cannot leave the house, we can deliver in exceptional circumstances. If you need this, please email or phone us on 01603 620877, or Nelson Infant School on 01603 620344 Monday-Friday, 9-3.

Free School Meals

If you are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), you will receive Food Vouchers which can be spent at various supermarkets.

If you are receiving benefits and you are not currently getting Free School Meals, please consider applying, especially if your circumstances have changed.

Apply Online

Please apply on-line.  It is much quicker and you will get an immediate answer.  You may need to create an account, but you should already have one if you applied for a school place on-line.

Use this link:

The responses are:
“Not Found” means Not entitled to Free School Meals
“Found” means Entitled to Free School Meals
“Not Found -Not entitled-Pending” means your benefit claim is being processed, and they will keep checking.

Paper Application

Please apply on-line if at all possible. Paper applications take much longer to process. The council are requesting on-line applications due to the large number of applications they are receiving and many of their staff working from home.