Free School Meals for children to continue over summer holidays in Caerphilly

Children that are currently in receipt of free school meals will continue to receive them throughout the summer holidays after Caerphilly County Borough Council received additional Covid support funding from the Welsh Government.

All eligible pupils will receive a 6 week meal pack week commencing 5th July and 12th July 2021 in readiness for the school summer holidays.

Meals will be delivered Monday to Friday during the dates above (Please refer to the text message we sent you. It shows the day your meals will be delivered)

The free meal packs which include meat and meat free options includes sausage, cheese and potato pie, chicken and mushroom pasta bake, beef and noodles in Black Bean Sauce. Meat free options include vegetable fingers, potato waffles, mushrooms and baked beans, four cheese pizza, baked potato and salad. All packs also contain bread, jam, cereal, milk, fresh fruit, yoghurt, ice cream, jelly, salad and vegetable bags.

Further details of the meals provided can be found on our website – https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Schools-and-learning/School-dinners-and-breakfast-clubs/COVID-19-Free-school-meals-delivery-service

Cllr Philippa Marsden, Leader of Council said “These are difficult times for everyone, we know that for many the free school meals have provided a valuable additional resource whilst coronavirus restrictions have placed additional pressures on household budgets. We’re delighted we can continue this support during the Summer holidays.

I’d also like to thank all of our catering staff, suppliers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in ensuring that the free school meals, whom many families rely on, have been delivered without a hitch. The service provided has been exceptional and feedback from residents has been fantastic. Keep up the good work, you should all be very proud of your achievements.”

If you are not registered for the free school meal delivery service but would like to receive them, or would like to cancel them, please contact us on catering@caerphilly.gov.uk or call 01443 864055. If you are choosing the email option, please supply us with your name, address, child’s name, child’s date of birth and their school name.


Free school meals veg box and infographic of services delivered up to end of May 2021.