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Kids urged to make most of Eat Out to Help Out discount in Moray schools


By Alan Beresford

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THERE is still time for Moray pupils to score a discount on their school meals thanks to a government scheme.

Councillor Sonya Warren: Eat Out to Help Out scheme a "great opportunity". Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Councillor Sonya Warren: Eat Out to Help Out scheme a "great opportunity". Picture: Daniel Forsyth

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which gives diners a 50 per cent discount throughout August, is being used in Moray’s schools.

Pupils buying and eating lunch in school will receive their 50 per cent off on Monday to Wednesday until 31 August, as per the scheme’s terms and conditions.

Urging parents to let their youngsters make the most of it was Councillor Sonya Warren (Buckie – SNP), the Moray Council's children and young people's service committee chairwoman.

"This is a great chance for families to save some money while at the same time having access nutritious and balanced meals in our schools," she said.

"There is still time before this initiative ends so I'm encouraging everyone who's eligible to make the most of this great opportunity."

Pupils will continue to pay via their iPay account and the reduction will be made automatically for them. Cold lunches are currently available and the local authority aim to re-introduce hot lunches during the term when possible.

For further details about catering arrangements see the parent and carer guide at http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file133651.pdf

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