7th April 9.40am
The below is the latest information we have received from the company supplying the FSM vouchers on behalf of the Department for Education.
The Department for Education’s free school meals voucher programme has already delivered over 300,000 school meal vouchers to eligible families since its launch last week.
That said, there has been unprecedented demand and order volumes, and some orders have been in a queue waiting to be fulfilled, we appreciate your patience and do recognise the importance and sensitivity of distributing vouchers to families in need.
7th April 2020 6.00am
Unfortunately we have not received FSM vouchers yet for our families who need them.
I have been informed that Edenred are currently receiving “unprecedented demand” for the FSM vouchers from all schools in the UK.
I have requested voucher timescales for you but have not had a response yet. I have contacted our local MP, Jonathan Gullis, to request his support in this matter.
We do fully understand and appreciate how difficult this time is for all of you and please be assured that we are doing everything we can to try and get these vouchers to you as soon as possible.
I will keep this page updated with any further information.
Mrs M Colclough
Head of Support Services