Free School Meal Support Over Easter

We wanted to let you know the support available to families over the Easter period who would be entitled to Free School Meals.

Dear parents and carers,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these challenging times. As you are aware, schools are now approaching the Easter holidays. We wanted to let you know the support available to families over this period who would be entitled to Free School Meals. 

Sandwell Council has made arrangements for you to receive food vouchers via a partnership with Wonde.com. These vouchers will be sent via TEXT or EMAIL to your mobile phone. If you do not have internet access on your mobile and are therefore unable to view the voucher, you can forward the message to someone who has and they can help you redeem the voucher. If you are unable to do this, please contact us as soon as possible.

For Primary and Secondary school pupils the vouchers will have a value of £30 per child.

You will receive a link to obtain an e-voucher:

  1. Follow this link, choose which supermarket you would like an e-voucher for, and press submit. The supermarkets available for selection are ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Iceland and McColl’s.
  2. You will then be sent an e-voucher for your chosen supermarket. Please be aware that the timescale for this to be sent will vary by supermarket. The expected turnaround is approximately 24 hours.

If you have any questions about the message that you receive from Wonde, or if you believe you should have received a message from Wonde and haven’t, please contact [email protected] by the end of Wednesday 31st March 2021. 

Further updates around support concerning food can be found through Sandwell Council, the school website and social media. During the Easter holiday period, should you require emergency assistance from Sandwell Council the emergency number is 0121 569 2266 and the website is https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200354/coronavirus_advice

If you are finding it hard to make ends meet, free and confidential advice around benefits or budgeting is available. The Council’s welfare rights team can advise you and your family.
Contact: [email protected]  or call 0121 569 3158

If you need advice around employment and training support the Council’s advisers will be able to help. Contact: [email protected]

Further information and advice is also available on the following websites:

https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200347/resilient_residents
https://route2wellbeing.info/https://www.healthysandwell.co.uk/food-and-recipes/

Thank you once again for your ongoing support and understanding – it is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Lisa Mason
Principal