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Free School Meal arrangements

Information on the national voucher scheme for Free School Meals

Free School Meals National Voucher Scheme FAQs and Tips

In response to school closures due to coronavirus, the Department for Education has rolled out the Free School Meals national voucher scheme to ensure children continue to have access to free school meals.

We have provided every eligible young person with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 to spend at supermarkets whilst schools are closed.

How do I claim my voucher?

An eCode has been sent directly to you from the school, and you can use this to choose an eGift card from a range of supermarkets.

How to use voucher?

Once you have your voucher, you can redeem it in store by either presenting the voucher on a smartphone or tablet or presenting a paper copy of the voucher.

Where can I spend my vouchers?

You can currently spend your vouchers at the following supermarkets:

  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury's
  • Morrisons
  • Asda
  • Waitrose
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Aldi

How best to spend the voucher?

Bite Back has put together a simple shopping list in collaboration with School Food Matters with some ideas for balanced meals and how to make your voucher go further on the Bite Back website.