Parents of Salford children who get free school meals are being offered shopping vouchers to help towards the cost of food during the six week summer holidays.
The £30 grocery vouchers will be made available to those eligible through the City Mayor’s Salford Assist programme, designed to help people facing a crisis or emergency.
Parents of children in reception classes and primary school years one and two will need to claim certain benefits to qualify for the food shopping vouchers. Parents of older children who receive free school meals will automatically qualify.
Families who do not qualify for the free school meal shopping voucher scheme and need short term support to meet basic needs such as baby items, food, gas or electricity or essential furniture may be able to get help from Salford Assist. The scheme can also refer people for help with debt, affordable loans and affordable energy. Last year the scheme helped just under 4,000 Salford residents.
Learn more at the Salford City Council website.