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Fife Council is putting on free meals for families over the Easter holidays.

It is part of a trial intended to cut poverty in the Kingdom by supporting those struggling financially while school meals are off.

Lunch time food will be served during this break in Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly after a £400,000 investment by the council.

Cllr Judy Hamilton , Convenor of the Community and Housing Services Committee, said: ” We provide free school meals during term time for over 9,000 pupils across Fife.

“But we know that there’s a lot of pressure on all families during the school holidays.

“There is voluntary and third sector provision available and we will continue to work with them but we really wanted to extend that help to everyone.

“We have invested £400k in a year-long trial of free lunch provision during school holidays, in a partnership between Communities and Neighbourhoods, Education and Children’s Services and Facilities Management.

“We are testing this initially in the Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath area and we’ll take on board any feedback before rolling this out across Fife during the summer holidays.”

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