Winter package will help county families - The Evesham Observer

Winter package will help county families

Evesham Editorial 19th Nov, 2020   0

FAMILIES in Worcestershire hit hard by the pandemic should soon benefit from a new winter package to help with food and bills.

The Covid Winter Grant Scheme will see councils across England share £170million in ring-fenced funding to help vulnerable families and individuals.

Worcestershire County Council has received £1,607,260. It aims to prevent children from going hungry this winter and ensure local families get the help they need.

And it builds on the £63million already provided to councils this year to assist those struggling to buy food and essentials.

A further £220million will be invested in extending the Holiday and Food Programme until next Christmas.

It means all children eligible for free school meals will have the option to join a holiday-time programme that provides healthy food and fun activities during the summer, Christmas and Easter holidays next year.

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