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Dolce Meal Box for FSM

31 March 2020 (by schoollogin)

Dolce Meal Box for children who receive free school meals

Parents entitled to FSM vouchers
 Please be aware of a scam circulating at the moment. Edenred will not ask you for your bank account details.
The scam email reads
'As schools are closed , if you are entitled to free school meals please send your bank details and we shall make sure you are supported'
If you are at all unsure please contact school.

We have received the following information from Rotherham Council 

There appears to be some social media discussion amongst some parents that they are expecting vouchers if their child normally gets free school meals (FSM) as part of the universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) system. This is not the case, only parents/carers of pupils who meet the requirements of FSM through the benefits entitlement can be allocated vouchers.  

If you are entitled to free school meals you can still apply on the website below. 

https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/benefits/apply-free-school-meals/1  

Dolce are providing a free meal box for the families of children who are entitled to free school meals. The meal boxes need to be ordered on Tuesday before 12pm ready for collection on Wednesday or on Thursday before 12pm ready for collection on Friday. These meal boxes will contain basic items to support family meals at home and there will be 1 box available per week.  

The meal boxes can be collected instead of the daily grab bags that are being provided if you do not wish to come and collect each day 

If your child is in receipt of benefits entitlement Free School Meals, you are now entitled to a weekly supermarket voucher.
The Free School Meal voucher will replace the daily grab bags and food boxes.
Parents of children who are entitled to benefits entitlement Free School Meals will receive an email this week with further information and their voucher code. If you are not in receipt of benefits entitlement Free School Meals and think you qualify please can we advise you to contact Rotherham Council.
A link to Rotherham Council can be found below

If parents are redeeming  Free School Meal Vouchers, their child  will need to bring their own packed lunch when in school as they wont be entitled to one from Dolce then. 

https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/benefits/apply-free-school-meals/1