Free School Meals Delivered Directly to Homes

Minibus driver, Mark Petch, loading the food to replace free school meals

Over the past two days, students from Bridgnorth Endowed School received delivery of their food hampers to replace free meals while the schools are closed during the coronavirus crisis.

The school, together with caterers Aspens Services, prepared around 50 hampers with a week’s worth of food to provide breakfasts and lunches for children eligible for free school meals.

Parcels included essentials such as cereal, milk, eggs, bread, sandwich fillers, fruit and vegetables, and were delivered straight to their doors by the school’s team of minibus drivers.

Last week’s shutdown prompted fears that children would go hungry during the closures but plans were swiftly put in pace to alleviate concerns.

On finding out about the weekly deliveries, many parents contacted the school to pass on their relief and thanks.

Left to right: Andy Siddons and Mark Petch

One parent emailed: “I am in complete shock over the heart-warming gesture of the free school meal hampers that are to be delivered to our homes during this very unpredictable time.”

“Being a single mum of four children who has no support from any family, I have stressed so much about finding provisions for my girls. This has lifted my anxiety and I cannot thank you enough.”

Director of Business and Finance, Mrs Underhill, said: “Despite the school closures, we are committed to supporting our students.”

“I would like to thank all of our staff who have been working exceptionally hard in difficult circumstances and continue to do so.”

The deliveries will be made every Thursday and Friday, including during the holidays.

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