The Government announced that during school closures, pupils eligible for free school meals (NOT Universal free school meals offered to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils) should continue to receive these during the period of school closure to support these families.
Schools have several ways of providing this service:
At present, we have a working kitchen so each day packed lunches will be made for all pupils who have requested this. If you didn't request this and have now changed your mind, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will prepare these each day for the families who have requested them unless you inform us you no longer want them. Please ensure you confirm the day before or by 9am if you don't want a packed lunch on any given day.
The Government are currently working on a voucher scheme, which I think will be a more popular option than collecting packed lunches each day. As soon as we receive confirmation about this, I will ask if you would prefer to change to vouchers or continue to receive packed lunches.
Please bear in mind that we can only offer packed lunches while the kitchen is in operation. We would have to look at the voucher options anyway if the kitchen had to close.
Please contact me if you have any questions.