Food vouchers are available during the October school holiday if your child is eligible for free school meals. You can receive one £15 voucher per child. Apply for holiday food vouchers.
If your child is not currently eligible for free school meals or you are waiting for a benefit application to be approved and need food and supplies urgently, please contact Kent Together.
Free school meals
If you have young children and you are claiming a means-tested benefit, there are several other entitlements you may be eligible for.
In England and Scotland, if you have children in reception, year 1 or year 2 and they go to a state school they are entitled to free school meals regardless of your household income.
From year 3 onwards, in any part of the UK, your children could get free lunches, and sometimes milk, at school if you are receiving one of the benefits below:
Any child of a Universal Credit claimant, who was getting free school meals as at 1 April 2018 under the old criteria (no income threshold), or makes a successful new claim after 1 April 2018 under the new criteria (with the income threshold) will keep their free school meals until March 2022, even if the household’s income rises above the income threshold - as long as they remain on Universal Credit.
At March 2022 if the pupil is still at school they will keep their free school meals until they move to the next phase of education (primary or secondary).
For more information or to apply please visit:
Alternatively, complete the form and school will check your eligibility .