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Livewell Southend

Free School Meals

Does your child receive free school meals?

Get in touch with the Essential Living Fund to request a £15 pre-paid card per eligible child to be used to buy food.

01702 215841

Lines open 9am to 5pm Tues, Wed and Thurs, and until 4pm on Friday this week.

If you want to apply for free school meals visit the Free School Meals web-page on the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council website.

Other local support:

Help Out When School’s Out

Enter your postcode into their website to find local restaurants offering free meals during the school holidays:

Kids Meals Map

Find free meals near you:


Southend Foodbank

Information about how to access foodbank vouchers is on the Southend Foodbank website. You need a referral to access the foodbank.


Free meals for Kids Southend on Sea

Join the ‘Free meals for Kids Southend on Sea’ Facebook group:

 Last updated: 29 Oct 2020

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