PUPILS eligible for free school meals will continue to be supported over the summer holiday.

North Ayrshire Council is expected to confirm a voucher system will be put in place for those entitled to free school meals.

Elected members are expected to approve these plans at a meeting of Cabinet on Tuesday (30 June)

They are also expected to support other measures for food provision across the community.

The food vouchers will be worth £20 per week - £4 per day – and can be used in a variety of stores including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and many more. They cannot be used for age-restricted products.

They will be distributed either by email or by post if no email address is registered.

All recipients will receive a letter with details when they receive the last food packages this week (commencing June 29)

The council has opened its schools during the holidays for free lunches although this is not possible in the current pandemic.

Those still shielding and who opt-in to the delivery service will continue to receive their weekly food pack from the Scottish Government.