Get help to buy food and milk
Could your family be missing out on free milk, fruit and vegetables?
If you are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old you could be entitled to Healthy Start Vouchers worth £3.10 per child per week (£4.25 per week from April 2021), to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and instant formula milk. You can also use them to buy pulses and canned fruit and vegetable as long as they have no fat, salt, sugar or other flavouring added. The vouchers can be redeemed at local retailers.
If you are entitled to Healthy Start Vouchers you will also get free vitamins designed to help pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.
Pregnant women and every child over one and under four years old can get one voucher every week. Children under one year old can get £6.20 per week.
To be eligible you should be in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.
You can apply online for your vouchers or call 0345 607 6823. Due to COVID19 restrictions the form does not need to be signed by a health professional.