Families in Dumfries & Galloway now have 3 ways they can receive Free School Meals:
Option 1: Receive a Cash Payment of £35 every 2 weeks (£17.50 per week) per child & you make your own food arrangements.
Option 2: Delivery of Free School Meals Food Pack direct to your house
Option 3: Collection of Free School Meals Food Pack from a Community Hub
If you choose Option 2 or 3 (Delivery or Collection of Food Pack), this is the exact same way you currently receive the Free School Meals so you do not have to do anything.
You need to register by 10.00pm on a Tuesday for a direct payment on a Friday. This is a rolling programme until schools return or the end of term. You will continue to receive your food delivery, or to be able to make a collection until your first payment on a Friday then this will stop as you will receive the cash payment. Payments will then be made once every two weeks on a Friday until either schools return or the end of term. If you do not opt for a cash payment, the current options of picking up a food pack from one of our hubs or having your food pack delivered directly to your home will continue.
If you have any questions regarding your payment, please email Education Support at Dumfries and Galloway Council.
If you would like any advice or assistance in relation to this, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.