Free food supplement vouchers for the Easter holidays
Sheffield City Council is providing food supplement vouchers for 32,000 children and young people across the city for the Easter holidays.
A £30 food supplement voucher will be sent to the following groups to help over the Easter holidays:
- Families who claim income-based Free School Meals (FSM).
- Families who get income-assessed Early Years Support (2–4-Year-Olds).
- Young people leaving their care setting (Care Leavers).
How to get your voucher
Sheffield Council have chosen to continue to use Edenred as the supplier of the vouchers as schools and parent/carers are familiar with the two-step process involved in downloading the vouchers.
Voucher letters should arrive with parents by w/c Monday 27 March. The letter will include the website link for Edenred and clear instructions on how to download the voucher. Please note that the letters come directly from Sheffield Council and are not sent by King Ecgbert School.
Any child/young person that becomes eligible for a food voucher between 13 March and 2 April 2023 will be sent a voucher letter w/c 3 April.
As before, parents/carers need to go to the following website to redeem their vouchers -www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/grocery
You should enter your unique 16-digit e-Code and select your chosen supermarket. Edenred give you a choice of 10 supermarkets: Aldi, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S, McColl’s, Company Shop, Iceland and Farmfoods.
Parents/carers can download their vouchers for more than one supermarket. For example, £15 for Aldi and £15 for Asda.
The downloaded E-Gift Card/Voucher will arrive by email within 24 hours. If you cannot find this, please check your Junk/Spam folder
Please note that codes need to be activated within 3 months of the date of issue (24 March) or they will be cancelled automatically. Once you have claimed your voucher on the Edenred website the voucher will be valid for 12 months.
Where can families get further help?
- The FSM voucher helpline will be available on 0114 2734567, option 4, option 3, and can offer help to parents experiencing difficulties with their e-Codes or with general FSM enquiries.
- Parents/carers can also contact Edenred directly with an enquiry about an eCode or voucher at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0333 400 5932.
- Schools can contact Edenred at email@example.com
- If a parent is facing financial hardship, there is free advice and support available at www.citizensadvicesheffield.org.uk or they can call on 0808 278 7820.
- Additional support can also be found via Sheffield City Council’s Community Support Helpline on 0114 273 4567 or at www.sheffield.gov.uk/costofliving
As always, if you need to speak to us about the voucher scheme or any other help that we can provide, please contact you child's Year manager in the first instance.