FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS DURING CLOSURE

From 20th April you will no longer collect vouchers from Children Centres.  Instead, codes will be emailed to families that will need to be exchanged for an e-voucher to be used in one of the following supermarkets:

  • Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Waitrose, M&S food

Please note, the email address that you use to send the above information will be the email address that your weekly code is sent to.

Edenred Free School Meal Vouchers parent information and advice.

Please note that from Monday 27th April all future eGift Cards will be issued to you direct from Edenred, on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE). The new system will allow you to choose a voucher for a supermarket of your choice.

Please check your spam and junk mailboxes.

For more information please see the link below.

https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

https://www.edenred.co.uk/reward-recipients/Free-School-Meal-Vouchers/

Useful tips

When checking your emails for your e-code and e-voucher, please note that this will come from noreply@edenred.co.uk – please check both your inbox and junk email folders for this email.

After receiving your e-code and placing the order for your supermarket voucher, if your e-voucher has not arrived within 24 hours, please contact

freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com who can look into this for you. Again, please check your inbox and junk email folders for this.

If you receive an error message when trying to redeem your code on the free school meals website, you may have entered the incorrect code. Please try to enter your code again. If your code is still not accepted, please delete the browsing history on your device – as your device may be storing the incorrect code in its memory.

If this still does not work – please again contact Edenred’s dedicated support team via freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com

IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FREE SCHOOL MEALS PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW AND APPLY ONLINE

https://liverpool.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals/application-form/

Do you receive any of the following benefits?

  • Income Support.
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Child Tax Credit – as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
  • Universal Credit – provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month).

Remember all children in our country from Reception to Year 2 receive a free school meal this is called the universal offer and it is FOR ALL CHILDREN, however, this DOES not mean you are entitled to a voucher. If you fit into the category above please apply online and inform us via schoolclosures@st-patricks.liverpool.sch.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION

If your circumstances change and you think your child is eligible for free school meals after the schools close for the summer break you need to apply for FSMs using the link below

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/schools-and-education/free-school-meal-vouchers/

If you are eligible, you will receive a notification confirming this.  During the school’s summer holiday period, you will be sent vouchers by Liverpool City Council on a fortnightly basis.