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Free school meals distribution

Free school meal provision during the summer holiday period   

Clackmannanshire Council will be extending its free school meal provision during the summer holidays to ensure vulnerable children do not go hungry.

Families who are eligible for free school meals and receive clothing and footwear grants currently receive £23 per fortnight for each child which is transferred directly into the parent/carer bank account where they normally receive their clothing and footwear grant. Please note this is only for school pupils, Nursery pupils are not entitled.

This payment will now continue throughout the summer holiday period with the last payment on 30 July – two weeks before pupils return to schools from 12 August.  

In addition, the Council will provide 600 "grab food bags" a day during weekdays to support local communities.

The grab bags will be delivered Monday-Friday to local distribution points throughout Clackmannanshire.  This will begin on Monday 29 June and will continue for six weeks.  Details of when the bags are available for collection is below.

Van 1

Fishcross Primary School - 11:00 to 11:20

Craigbank Primary School - 11:30 to 11:50

Deerpark Primary School - 12:00 to 12:20

Clackmannan Primary School - 12:45 to 13:10

Van 2

Tullibody South Campus - 11:00 to 11:20

Redwell Primary School 11:30 to 11:50

Sunnyside Primary School 12:20 to 12:20

Van 3

Alva Primary School 11:00 to 11:20

Menstrie Primary School 11:30 to 11:50

St Serf's Primary School 12:10 to 12:30

Banchory Primary School 12:45 to 13:10

Van 4
Strathdevon Primary School 11:00 to 11:20

Tillicoultry Primary School 11:30 to 11:50

Coalsnaughton Primary School 12:10 to 12:30

Park Primary School (including St Mungo's RC Primary) 12:45 to 13:10

For more information about support available during the summer holiday period please keep checking our Learning and Childcare page.

Changed circumstances/eligibility to apply

If you think your circumstances have changed and you might now be eligible for free school meals you can check the criteria detailed below;

Please note that you must be in receipt of child benefit and one of the qualifying benefit(s):

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an income of less than £16,105
  • Both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income of up to £7,330
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with a monthly earned income of not more than £610
Apply online

If you are now eligible to apply, please complete the online form.

Community support

The Council has in place broader community support arrangements to help families in difficulty as a result of COVID-19. This includes welfare, finance and food as a result of COVID-19. Information can be accessed from the Helpline:

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We may need to share some personal information with third parties who are helping us to deliver support. See our privacy notice.