Havering Council will continue to fund the School Meal Holiday Scheme for those most in need during the Easter holidays.
From Friday March 26, eligible families in Havering will be able to apply to receive £30 per child to support with meals to cover the Easter break.
The borough will run the scheme with the application window for new claims closing at 9am on Tuesday April 6.
Families who received a payment through the School Meal Holiday Scheme previously do not need to reapply and will automatically receive the funds into their nominated bank account by Monday 22 March.
Eligible families who make a new application for Easter and have not received payment via the School Meal Holiday Scheme in the past, are expected to receive payments by Thursday April 15.
Councillor Damian White, leader of Havering Council, said: “Funding school meals once again over the Easter school break is a continuation of the comprehensive package of support we have put in place for vulnerable households, and especially those with children, to help them get through these difficult months.
“Since the beginning of lockdown, we have been focused on making sure residents and businesses get the help and assistance they need to see them through this crisis.”
For more information about the scheme and for details on the eligibility criteria, visit https://www.havering.gov.uk/covid19mealsupport. The application form will be located on this page from 9am on Friday March 26.
The council also offers support for those who do not qualify for School Meal Holiday Scheme but still need help. More information here: https://www.havering.gov.uk/covid19