COLLEGE TO FUND MEALS FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK  - City of Wolverhampton College
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COLLEGE TO FUND MEALS FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK 

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14th December 2020

Students at City of Wolverhampton College who are entitled to free school meals will be provided with funding voucher over the festive break. 

Eligible students will be emailed an e-voucher worth £20 to cover the two-week period when the college will be closed for the Christmas holiday. 

The vouchers can be spent in any major supermarket and are restricted to the purchase of food and non-alcoholic drinks only.   

The college operated a similar scheme when it was closed during the first coronavirus lockdownwith around 550 students receiving meal vouchers each week from April until the end of August 

 Louise Fall, vice principal for student success at the college, said: “We know that some of our students rely on the free school meals funding to enable them to buy food whilst in college and it is important that they still have access to funds when the college is closed. 

 “The scheme operated effectively during the first lockdown and we are pleased to be able to offer vouchers again during the two-week Christmas shutdown.” 

 Students eligible for the scheme will be notified of the availability of the vouchers and given instructions on how to access and redeem them.