If you’re pregnant or have children under age four, you may be eligible for Healthy Start vouchers to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and milk at your local supermarket.
But despite the value of Healthy Start vouchers being boosted as part of Marcus Rashford’s #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY campaign, nearly 4 in 10 of those eligible aren’t signed up to the scheme. That means nearly £900K of food vouchers each week aren’t reaching those that need them most.
In the Bridgend area only 62% of Healthy Start vouchers are claimed which means that every week £2,316.25 worth of healthy food doesn’t reach those who need it.
If you think you may be eligible for Healthy Start vouchers, you can apply using the link below: