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Covid-19 Free School Meal Packs

This is information for the parent/guardian of school pupils who are entitled to a free school meal.

Dear Parent/Guardian

If your child/children are eligible for a food pack whilst schools are closed you will be allocated a pack to collect from school once a week. The pack contents will change occasionally. This pack contains 5 simple breakfasts and lunches. If your child has an allergen, intolerance or cultural requirements please read the packaging labels to ensure that the product is suitable. 

The Pack will contain a combination of:

  • Cereal/porridge/breakfast bars
  • Ready meals
  • Eggs
  • Baked potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Grated Cheese
  • Carrots
  • Salad Items
  • Yoghurt
  • Milk
  • Fruit 

Storage and Preparation Guidance:

  • Please place the ready meals, milk and yoghurts in the fridge as soon as possible
  • Before preparing any food please wash you’re your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds
  • The porridge pots, cereals and bars will have instruction on the pack
  • Please use the eggs as you wish, boiled, scrambled or fried in sandwiches
  • The ready meals can be microwaved or placed in a container and heated in an oven. Once heated do not reheat
  • Carrots can be peeled and eaten as a snack or cooked and served with one of the ready meals.
  • Backed potatoes will need to be cooked and can be topped with cheese or ready meal contents
  • Fruit can be eaten after lunch, as snack or added to porridge or cereals
  • Cucumber and tomatoes can be eaten with lunch or as a snack

Lancashire County Council has worked tirelessly with our key suppliers to be able to provide over 25,000 packs, across almost 600, schools by midday Monday 23rd March. Please be aware that our best intentions may not have resulted in your pack arriving by midday Monday and your patience and understanding of the scale of the distribution logistics would be appreciated.