Co-op is giving away £20 a week in vouchers to buy food for kids at Co-op Academy schools.
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In an email from the Co-op CEO, Steve Murrells, shared a new initiative to help to feed kids at Co-op Academy schools.
Many kids get free school meals.
Lunch may be the main meal of the day for them and when schools are closed, like over the long summer, kids can go hungry.
In these challenging times, Co-op has stepped up and is offering £20 in Co-op vouchers a week.
There are 6,500 students that have free school meals at 25 of the Co-op Academy schools. They will all get a £20 voucher which can go towards their lunch.
The voucher can be spent at any Co-op store.
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Schools where kids will get the vouchers are:
Co-op Academy Manchester
Co-op Academy North Manchester
Co-op Academy Failsworth
Co-op Academy Swinton
Co-op Academy Broadhurst
Co-op Academy Walkden
Connell Co-op College
Staffordshire and Merseyside
Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent
Co-op Academy Portland
Co-op Academy Friarswood
Co-op Academy Woodslee
Co-op Academy Bebington
Co-op Academy Leeds
Co-op Academy Brownhill
Co-op Academy Oakwood
Co-op Academy Woodlands
Co-op Academy Nightingale
Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
Co-op Academy Beckfield
Co-op Academy Parkland
Co-op Academy Grange
Co-op Academy Southfield
Co-op Academy Delius
Co-op Academy Smithies Moor
Free school meals from the government
Schools are closed in England after Friday 20 March 2020.
Some 1.4 million children have free school meals.
Children are not going to miss out.
A new voucher system is being set up for children who currently get free school meals.
More information will be shared on this as soon as possible.
Other Co-op support
Co-op is also creating a new online platform.
The platform, called Co-operate, will connect people to local support and further information.
With so much change, it’s useful to know where to go to find support in one place.
Some Co-op stores offer online food shopping too.
If it’s not available in your area, you could try to get a Co-op delivery through Deliveroo.
Click here to get £10 credit to spread across your next orders with Deliveroo.
If you’re looking for other financial support, look to see if you’re entitled to any grants with Turn2Us.
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