Norfolk County Council launches winter support package to help feed those in need this Christmas

A package of support to help give families peace of mind in the run up to Christmas and over the winter months by helping those who need it to have food on the table is being developed.

To ensure every child will be warm and well-fed this winter the council says a key part of this support package is about food and it is working with food voucher company Edenred to provide support for all those eligible for free school meals, children in the early years who receive pupil premium and all of the council’s care leavers during the Christmas holidays.

The voucher scheme will form part of a wider package of support for families experiencing hardship this winter, details of which will be announced next week.

Leader of NCC Cllr Proctor said: "“I would encourage anyone not to wait if they need support now. Information on how to access support is available at www.norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus or by calling 0344 800 8020.

"The council and Norfolk schools are encouraging more families to register and apply for free school meals, so that they begin to receive support in time for the school holidays.”