South Gloucestershire Local Authority, in conjunction with South Gloucestershire schools and academy trusts have put the following two offers in place for vulnerable families over the Autumn October Half-Term holiday.
Emergency Assistance Grant Offer
Families eligible for free school meals can apply for a payment card by visiting South Gloucestershire One Stop Shops, contacting your local Citizens Advice Bureau or calling the Council on 01454 868009, successful applicants will receive a card within 48 hours with sufficient funds (£20) for meals for a week for their children that can be used in all main supermarkets and other retail outlets.
Food Parcel Offer
If you would prefer a food parcel, the Council have arranged for a number of local schools and academies to act as food parcel collection points on Thursday and Friday this week. To collect a food parcel please go to your local school or academy (even if your children don’t attend that school) between 11am-1pm on Thursday 29th or Friday 30th October. The food parcels contain dried goods only and non-perishables.
The collection points are listed below, please go to the front entrance, were you will be directed the collection point.
The Castle School
Patchway Community School
Bradley Stoke Community School
Sir Bernard Lovell School
Longwell Green Primary
Hanham Woods Academy
Beacon Rise Primary
Kings Oak Academy (Drama Hall which can be accessed by car and foot half way down Brook Road on the right hand side)