Hertfordshire County Council’s Conservative administration has moved quickly to provide food vouchers during the school holidays following the Government’s grant of nearly £2.5m to Hertfordshire.
The Council will be providing food vouchers to the value of £15 per week for each child in the County that receives free school meals during the school holidays from Christmas 2020 to Summer Half Term 2021, inclusive.
Cllr David Williams, Leader of the Council, said: “We have always said that no child or vulnerable household should go hungry during this pandemic and the money from government will help us deliver on that pledge. Thanks to our effective financial management and strong lobbying of Government, I am delighted that we have been able to secure sufficient funds to support those in need.”
“We also welcome the Government’s expansion of the Holiday Activities and Food programme covering the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2021 school holidays. This will provide an opportunity to build on the innovative Fit, Fed and Read holiday activity that has been delivered locally since 2018 in conjunction with Herts Sports Partnership.”