Recent government figures have shown that close to 40% of families in Hackney could be eligible for free school meals. But the Learning Trust - which runs education services in our borough - found one in five families are not taking this up.
Families receiving Income Support or other benefits are entitled to apply for free school meals which could represent an average saving of £390 a year.
If you have school-age children and think you may be entitled to this essential service you can find further information at the Learning Trust's website, where you can download the application form.
You can also call 020 8820 7248 to speak to a member of staff.