We are using the national voucher scheme for Free School Meals, if you are having difficulties the FAQ for this can be found here.  Vouchers can now be used at Aldi

Tameside’s Children’s Nutrition Team have brought out some ideas on eating healthily, but still on a budget, including a 5-day planner.
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Planner Issue 6

Fact File – Cooking Know How    Fact File – Cooking Essentials    Fact File – Shopping
Fact File – Applying for free school meals      Fact File – Food on a Budget   Advice

Family Meal Planner 1    Family Meal Planner 2   Family Meal Planner 3   Family Meal Planner 4   Family Meal Planner 5   Family Meal Planner 6

If you are in need of help from the foodbank, call the help-line on: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm – 0333 772 1916 or visit

Tameside Council have a list of businesses still open to supply groceries, some of which will deliver or you can arrange collection:  Groceries suppliers

Tameside’s Children’s Nutrition Team are sharing healthy eating advice, recipe ideas and tips on how to make your food go further. They can be found on Twitter @NHSTamesideCNT.

You can also check if you qualify for Healthy Start Vouchers. You get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you’re on benefits, or if you’re pregnant and under 18.