Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the news that children in Wales will continue to receive free school meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Welsh Government is the only UK administration so far to have guaranteed ongoing funding for children to continue to receive free school meals throughout the summer holidays in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “The Welsh Government has continued to take decisive action in its continued support for children who are in most need. It is no surprise that Wales is leading the way in supporting families who are struggling during the outbreak.”
With the support of the Welsh Local Government Association, the Welsh Government will make £33m available to help local authorities continue to provide free school meals; this is the equivalent of £19.50 a week per child.