Free school meals

School holiday food vouchers

Funding to help support children and families with food vouchers over the summer holiday has been provided by the central government's Household Support Fund (HSF).

The county council will use the funding to support benefits eligible recipients of free school meals.

If you're an eligible parent or carer of a child attending school (5 to 16-years-old, including year 11 leavers) you'll receive an electronic shopping voucher from your child's school to cover the six-week holiday period.

If you're eligible, and have any questions, please speak to your child's school.

4. Contact us

New applications

If you have recently applied and have not received a confirmation email, please allow 5 working days before contacting us. Remember to also check your spam or junk email folder.

Changes to your circumstances

Contact us by email if:

  • any of your personal details change
  • you have changed address
  • your child has changed schools

If your child is moving to another school in Lancashire, you do not need to reapply for free school meals. Just email us to let us know. We will tell the school if your child is eligible for free school meals.

If you are moving to Lancashire from another area you’ll need to make a new application. If your eligibility is protected but your circumstances have changed your your application may be refused. If this happens contact us to let us know and we will tell the new school and ensure your eligibility is protected.


Free school meals email addresses by area:

Lancaster, Morecambe, Wyre and Fylde (North)

Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire (South)

Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale (East)

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