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Free school meals delivery service extended

Posted on : 23 Sep 2020

Free school meals delivery service extended
Caerphilly County Borough Council are extending their Free school meals delivery service until October 23rd.

The decision to extend this provision has been made to allow schools and catering teams more time to plan the safe return of this service within our Schools.

The delivery service, coordinated by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Catering Team, has seen eligible families receive a nutritionally balanced food parcel delivered each week since the beginning of lockdown in March. Included in the food parcels are 5 frozen meals, a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, a loaf of bread and 1 litre of milk per child. Food parcels up to this point have been delivered to home addresses weekly, during term times and school holidays.

For the week commencing 12th October, there will be a delivery made covering w/c 12/10/20 and w/c 19/10/20 and will comprise of 10 meals - please click here for the new meals. All special diets will remain unchanged.

It is the intention to resume catering services within schools after the half term break on 02/11/20.Cllr Ross Whiting, Cabinet Member for Learning & Achievement said, “I’d like to thank all of our catering staff, suppliers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in ensuring that the free school meals, whom many residents rely on, have been delivered weekly, without a hitch, for the last six months. I am pleased we are extending the service until October 23rd - until we can safely resume our catering services in schools across the borough. Thanks to all those involved for your hard work, the service you have provided has been fantastic and feedback from residents validates this.”

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