Free digital food vouchers for the school holidays

Over school holiday periods we provide free digital food vouchers to families with children eligible for:

  • free school meals
  • early years’ pupil premium
  • a 2-year-old funded education place because the parent is in receipt of some sort of additional government support (disadvantaged 2-year-old funding)

If your family is eligible, you will receive a voucher from your school or early years setting.

Children in Reception to Year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals can also get a healthy hot meal at every free HAF holiday club they attend during the Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.

If eligible, you will receive an email or text message before the holiday period from which will contain a HAF voucher.

Learn more about the HAF holiday club.

Using your voucher

Follow the instructions from your school or early years setting to redeem your voucher.

You can use the food voucher at participating supermarkets, either:

  • in-store - directly from your phone or as a printed voucher
  • online - place a grocery order online if you choose an Asda, Sainsbury's or Waitrose voucher

The voucher can be used for food and grocery items only.

For ideas on how to use your voucher there are a range of low cost weekly meals plans online and free local cooking courses:

For guidance see How to claim your voucher via a link (

If you're unable to redeem the voucher (Evouchers)

If you have any issues with your unique login you should:

  • email [email protected]
  • tell them the unique login link from your letter (a photo of the letter with the link showing will also be accepted)

For help with other issues, contact the Evouchers helpdesk (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) by emailing [email protected].

If you've not received a voucher

Contact your school or early years setting first.

If you still need help, complete our voucher help form.

Once you have completed our voucher help form, we will contact you within 5 working days.

If you do not hear from the Helping Hand Team after 5 days call 01296 531 151.