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Free School Meals

Free School Meals Update

Many children are eligible for Free School Meals in Leyton and Wantead.

Leyton and Wanstead constituency is across two London boroughs, please see the relevant information for where you live in Leyton and Wanstead.

Waltham Forest wards: Cann Hall, Cathall, Forest, Grove Green, Leyton and Leytonstone

Redbridge Wards: South Woodford, Wanstead Park and Wanstead Village

Would my child qualify for Free School Meals?

You can find out if your child would qualify here:

Waltham Forest Free School Meals

Redbridge Free School Meals

Eligible - Getting Support

"I already know my child is eligible for Free School Meals. How can I get support during this time?"

Next week is half term which means schools will be closed. The Government agreed to extra funding during the summer holidays, for children who would usually receive free school meals when at school. However, this scheme has now been scrapped. This means that that over the coming week, many local families will struggle to feed their kids.

Redbridge Organisations

Redbridge Council have announced that they will be able to provide this funding. You can find details here.

https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/news/october-2020/no-child-will-go-hungry-in-redbridge-over-the-holidays/

https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/free-school-meals/

Waltham Forest Organisations

There are a number of relief and assistance funds offered by Waltham Forest Council:

https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/node/7918  
  
Children and Family Centre line on 0208 509 6444

Call the families advice line 0300 330 1175 calls charged at local rate open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  

Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support Service 

Families and young people to call 020 3233 0251 open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm or email wfsendiass@citizensadvicewalthamforest.org.uk  or book a callback.  

Eat or Heat, local foodbank - gary@eatorheat.org   info@eatorheat.org, 0800 772 0212, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6.30 to 7.30pm  

Rukshana Khan Foundation - rukhsanakhanfoundation@outlook.com, 07980 351 351, Saturdays 10am to 12pm

Hornbeam -  info@hornbeam.org.uk, 020 8558 6880 / 07492 915531, Daily 12 to 3pm  www.hornbeam.org.uk/ 

PL84U Al Suffah - pl84ualsuffah@gmail.com , 07539 364110, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
  
Al-Fath Trust- www.alfathtrust.co.uk,  contact@alfathtrust.co.uk   37 Palmerston Road, London E17 6PR 

You should also contact your school to see if help and advice are available.
 
If you are a local school teacher or governor and have information on this issue you would like us to include please do get in touch with us. 

Helping & Donating

"I don’t need this help, but I would like to help in some way or by donating to help support this work"

Donate to Eat or Heat. Food donations are preferable but cash donations are appreciated too. 

Donate to the Salvation Army, who are asking for specific products. You can find their shopping list here and if you are unable to shop, you can donate money here. You can find out how to drop off donations from 8am on Monday 26th October at the Jewel Road entrance to their shop. 

Donate to help PL84U- Al Suffa. Email pl84ualsuffa@gmail.com for more information on how to help them or visit their website.  
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