Sheffield news Free school meal food parcels to be replaced by vouchers from Monday PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Pictures of meagre food packages have been shared on Twitter over the last few days
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Schools will be able to return to the voucher scheme run by the Government from Monday. It comes after dozens of people shared pictures of the meagre food parcels they received to feed their children in lieu of a free school meal whilst they work from home. One of these parents was Harrogate mum Kate Newton, who received a food package for her son Rylan Blakey, nine. She shared an image of the parcel, which contained two prepacked sandwiches, an apple, an orange, two yoghurts, two potatoes and some cheese. It was meant to last for a week. Katie Newton and her son Rylan When YorkshireLive did our own version of the parcel by purchasing similar items, we found it cost just over £5. Gavin Williamson has confirmed that schools will be able to return to the national school voucher scheme run by the Government from Monday. Schools will have the option to continue using local services but the move will bring relief to parents dealing with substandard food parcels. Mr Williamson confirmed to the Education Committee in the Commons that £15 voucher scheme would return next week. It will give parents £15 vouchers which will be used in supermarkets to buy a week's worth of food for their child. Read More Related Articles York and Harrogate hospitals have more Covid patients than during the first wave Read More Related Articles Department for Education investigating 'free school meals' images shared on Twitter It came a Mr Williamson said that companies that supply poor free school meal parcels will be named and shamed, the Education Secretary has said.
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. YorkshireLive readers were not impressed with Kate's food parcel either, with hundreds of readers having their say on whether they think the food was enough to last a week. Matthew Lindley said: "There's no way that this is good enough."
This food parcel is supposed to last a week (Image: Katie Newton) June Corless said: "Shocking do they expect him to have half of one of those sandwiches for four days and jacket potatoes for the rest?" Footballer Marcus Rashford – who has been behind a drive to get free school meals to children who need them – has called for the system to be fixed “quickly”.
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