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).
If you know someone in an at risk group who needs help or support contact Herts Help on 0300 123 4044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are open locally, but you still have to be referred by one of the 50 referral agencies to obtain assistance.
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, only one voucher is given to each person/family.
If you do not have a voucher you can arrange for a telephone assessment with Citizens Advice by emailing email@example.com with:
- your full name
- your phone number
- and the following statement "I am happy for Citizens Advice to contact me on this number".
You will then receive a call from Citizens Advice who will issue a voucher on your behalf, if they feel this is appropriate, and will contact the foodbank to let them know you will be attending to receive food.
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.