Coronavirus Parents Information and Resources

Free School Meal Vouchers will be emailed directly to you - via ‘Edenred’ which contains a      16-digit eCode and a link to redemption website.

If you cannot locate the email you should check your ‘Junk mail’.

Further details regarding how eCodes can be redeemed are available on the following website: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

Aldi joins free school meals national voucher scheme

Aldi has joined the list of supermarkets that will redeem vouchers secured through the free school meals national voucher scheme. Supermarkets available also include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, M&S, Asda and Morrisons. Schools will be able to order vouchers for Aldi through Edenred from the week commencing 27 April.

This announcement can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aldi-joins-free-school-meal-voucher-scheme

Food banks and distribution – a reminder to families that Ealing Families Directory provides full details of local food banks, distribution services and food bank collections

https://www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/ealing/directory/advice.page?id=mr-exIG6aIY

Ealing Together, is a coalition of community groups, charities, businesses and Ealing Council, which has been supporting local people who are vulnerable, self-isolating and shielding. Since it launched in late March, it has distributed more than 4000 food parcels.

They have recently expanded the website to include a new community support directory. The directory offers services that are not available through the formal Ealing Together route, such as hot meal delivery and dog walking.

Anyone can use the directory, whether they have a formal referral to Ealing Together or not.

Ealing Together has a new online directory listing support that is in addition to the help available through the formal Ealing Together referral route: https://ealingtogether.org/directory/ (link is external)

If you are vulnerable and self-isolating due to COVID-19, simply enter your postcode and search to see what local help is available.

 

Anyone who needs urgent support with food, financial advice or social contact should get in touch with the Ealing Together team by calling 020 8825 7170 or filling in the online form at https://ealingtogether.org/