Support for the people of Medway

Free School Meals

Citizens Advice Medway is supporting the parents of Medway with the expanded Free School Meals support the government has put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our amazing team of staff and volunteers successfully supported thousands of parents across the Medway Towns during the October 2020 Half Term by providing enough food to ensure their children were fed while not at school. Given the number of people on Furlough or facing financial hardship for other reasons stemming from the pandemic, the government made the critical decision to ensure no children went hungry when they were out of school.

The huge success of the October 2020 campaign meant the Free School Meals support was also provided ahead of the approaching Christmas break.

Our team once again went above and beyond with the support of workers from Medway Council and the Medway Licensed Taxi Drivers Association to ensure all parents could feed their children during the Christmas period while ensuring everyone remained safe from the spread of COVID-19.

Many of our team were working 12 hour days over the past couple of days and enjoyed the extremely rewarding experience of supporting parents throughout the Medway Towns.

Everyone was incredibly grateful for the food parcels that contained two weeks worth of food. Special thanks goes to the 50 licensed Taxi drivers who gave up their time to come out and deliver over 800 parcels to families - we couldn't have made this scheme a success without them!

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