Schools and local authorities will continue to provide free school meals to eligible pupils where they are unable to attend school due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Schools and local authorities will continue providing free school meals to eligible pupils where:

  • the pupil has to stay at home because they and/or wider family members are displaying coronavirus (COVID-19) related symptoms
  • the school is only open for certain groups or is closed temporarily

Government announced schools will provide these families with supermarket vouchers, for £15.00 per week redeemable at Sainsbury's, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and M&S.

Schools will contact those households eligible directly.

 

Food-banks


Food banks are open locally, but you still have to be referred by one of the 50 referral agencies to obtain assistance.

Hatfield Foodbank

Address: Gracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield, AL10 8EW

Still open Tuesdays 12 Noon - 2pm. Food will already be put into bags and ready for people to collect outside.

Vouchers can still be issued by one of over 50 Referral Agencies, including Citizens Advice, various Council bodies, health agencies, schools etc.

 

New Zion Foodbank - New Zion Fellowship

Address: 140 Cole Green Lane Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3JE

Still open every Wednesday 9.00 to 11.00am. Food will already be put into bags and ready for people to collect outside.

Vouchers available from front line services/organisations such Children Centres, CAB & CAP.

They've requested that only one voucher is given to each person/family for now.

 

Open Heavens Christian Centre: Manna Foodbank

Address: 62a Town Centre, Hatfield, AL10 0JJ

Continues to remain open.

Collection day is every Friday from 1-3pm. Food will already be put into bags and ready for people to collect outside.

 

Updated: Monday 6th April (11:40am)