Free meals scheme for college students extended over the festive season

22nd December 2020

The Sheffield College is extending its free meals scheme to support vulnerable students during the Christmas break.

Approximately 600 young people from low-income households are set to benefit from a festive season extension of the scheme, which is being funded by the College at a cost of around £10,500. 

Angela Foulkes, Chief Executive and Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “Given the ongoing pressures on young people and their families from Covid-19, we are pleased to be able to extend the free meal scheme over the festive season.”

She added: “As part of our commitment to our local community, we want to continue to ensure that vulnerable 16 to 18-year-old students can focus on preparing for their future rather than worrying about going hungry.”

The free meals scheme, for 16 to 18-year-olds, operates during term-time. It is being extended for the two-week holiday period from December 21st 2020 until January 4th 2021.

For more information about The Sheffield College, visit www.sheffcol.ac.uk or call 0114 2602600.

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