COVID-Response: An alternative to free school meals
As soon as school closures were announced due to the pandemic, thoughts immediately turned to how children eligible for free school meals would get fed.
Concerned by the urgent need, we set to work repurposing our platform to enable schools to purchase supermarket vouchers to distribute to families directly. At present Huggg supermarket vouchers can be spent at Asda, Aldi, Iceland, Marks & Spencer, McColl’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
It’s been such a privilege to be able to put our resources and team to work on this vitally important problem and want to help anyone in need, so please share this post with schools and trusts who might be in search of an immediate solution. Our first schools in London, Bristol and Birmingham are now successfully using the platform to distribute vouchers with more being provided with access every day.
UPDATE: The platform is now also available to charitable organisations looking to send food and welfare vouchers to any families or individuals in need.