Coronavirus: Are poor kids REALLY getting food vouchers during the lockdown?

Fear of hunger: already vulnerable children have been going hungry during school holidays. Now – unless the Tories really have got their voucher scheme going, they could be going without due to the coronavirus lockdown.

How sad that we cannot trust the government to follow through on a promise.

Boris Johnson’s gang has promised that children who would normally receive free school meals will be supplied with food vouchers during the coronavirus lockdown.

We are told that schools are able to provide parents with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 for every eligible child, to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed.

But we were also told that people who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus would be contacted with a view to being supplied with essentials by supermarkets.

This Writer’s brother is on that particular list – he’s just received a second letter warning him not to leave his home under any circumstances – but he hasn’t heard word one about help getting the groceries in.

So I’d like to ask parents if this voucher scheme is actually happening – or if it’s yet another promise that the Tories made without ever intending to put it into action.

Source: Poor kids to be given food vouchers during coronavirus outbreak – Welfare Weekly

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4 thoughts on “Coronavirus: Are poor kids REALLY getting food vouchers during the lockdown?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Whot we now they lie whot we now they very slow to act and getting help of them is rather scarce

  2. elspethparris

    A friend of mine, in her 70s, with a lot of underlying medical conditions, had an email from a supermarket telling her they’re introducing priority delivery slots for ‘the vulnerable’ but it won’t allow her to register as vulnerable because she is, supposedly not elderly.

  3. Foggy

    Co-op Academies are giving their schools vouchers for those entitled to free school meals so the Gov may try to fudge this by saying schools ‘have’ received those vouchers.

  4. Jane Milner

    Have had 2 payments of £11.50 (daily meal costs £2.30 x 5 days). Not expecting payments during school holidays but who knows? These are in relation to my 10 year old grand-daughter who has lived with me since birth. Didn’t even know about scheme for high risk and deliveries (am over 60 with severe COPD). Keep up the good work!

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