If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, you need to get them registered. This will allow them to get a free meal at school, and school will get extra funding (known as the pupil premium) to support your child’s learning.
To check if your child is eligible, visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
If eligible, you can then complete the online Free School Meals application form on the Walsall Council website: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools-in-walsall/school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals (Please contact Rivers Academy or Goldsmith Academy for more details)
There are a number of food banks locally to support those in need. Please visit the links below to find out more:
For low cost, healthy food recipes, the following websites offer some innovative ways to cook on a budget:
There are a number of great apps that can help you cut food waste and save money on food. Check out:
For advice on which food is safe to freeze, visit: