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Newham's Eat for Free - what do you think about it?

Today the Council has launched a public consultation in relation to Eat for Free.

Eat for Free is a scheme where Newham Council provides funding for all state funded schools to offer free meals to Key Stage 2 aged children (Year 3 – Year 6 pupils) who are not entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals.

The council is considering whether to alter the Eat for Free scheme with the aim of achieving a saving of up to £1.9 million, whilst ensuring that support continues to be provided to families at this challenging time.

The Council want to hear your views through this consultation before decisions are made on the council’s budget in February 2021. Any changes to Eat for Free would be made no earlier than September 2021.

Take part in the consultation

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Please fill in the online survey. The survey will be open until Sunday 17th January 2021. Paper copies of the survey will be available in libraries. You can send any questions or comments to Please note this inbox won’t be monitored between 25th December and 4th January.

Please can you share the survey with any of your service users who will also want to contribute their views.

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