The following local cafes, businesses and organisations are providing free food to children on free school meals outside of term time, in Shropshire and Telford.
To find out how you can apply for free school meals, cheap packed lunch ideas or community food projects that could help you go here.
Please share and tag Shropshire Larder in any other participating cafes:
High Town Grill Bridgnorth
Offering a hot takeaway meal to anyone struggling to feed their children. See their Facebook
5-6 Waterloo Terrace, Bridgnorth WV16 4EG
Little Green House Childcare
Free packed lunches available for collection - proof of free school meals required.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime, meal or packed lunch for children for families on low income, Universal Credit or struggling to make ends meet.
After half term will be donating packed lunch bags for collection every Thursday evening for children to take to school for lunch on Friday.
65 St Marys, WV16 4DR
Butlers of Bridgnorth
A sandwich or toasty with crisps and a drink for lunch or as takeaway.
Available to those who are entitled to free school meals.
47, WHITBURN ST Bridgnorth WV16 4QT
Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 2pm Friday and Saturday 9.30am - 4.30 pm and Sunday 10-2.
Free packed lunches to those who qualify for free school meals.
12PM - 2PM on Monday and Thursday
Send a message via Facebook or text 07585771602
The Green Dragon & The Pound
Food for people on free school meals - proof required.
The Green Dragon is serving Little Stretton and Church Stretton, The Pound is serving Leebotwood and Church Stretton.
Let them know which venue you would like to pick up from.
Castle Lodge Buttery
A free meal to anyone on free school meals - for October half term and Christmas. Proof required. Call or message on Facebook to place an order for collection.
Castle Square, SY8 1AY
Free 1LB for families on free school meals - proof required.
12 Coder Rd, Ludlow SY8 1XE
Parkway Tasca Bar
Free food for kids and adults on Monday and Tuesday 12PM until 1.30PM.
Open to all.
6 Parkway, Off Corve Street, SY8 2PG
The Fruit Basket
A fruit pack to families with kids on free school meals. Proof required.
2-3 Church Street, Ludlow SY8 1AP
The Town House
Donated meals to Market Drayton food bank.
Red Bull Inn
Kids packed lunch. Message them on Facebook the night before to arrange collection. No proof required.
Great Hales Street, TF9 1JP
Free meals for anyone in need
Monday - Friday, 12PM - 2PM
Free meals through their pay it forward scheme.
2 Albion Hill, SY11 1QA
Town House Bar & Brasserie
Free meals to children Tuesday - Friday.
35 Willow St, Oswestry SY11 1AQ
Free packed lunch for those that need them, no questions asked.
Message on Facebook or call them 01691 652632 to arrange a pick up - in confidence.
Summer House Interiors
Message their Facebook page to arrange a collection with some proof of receiving free school meals.
Café on the Cop
Providing a free treat for kids, either go in store or message them on Facebook if you can't make it into town.
20 Wyle Cop, SY1 1XB
The Packed Lunch Club
Free packed lunch available to any child or family who needs it.
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October, 11AM - 2PM
The UGC Castle Street
Jacket potatoes, baguettes and wraps to anyone struggling to feed their children.
Message on Facebook
4 Fish Street, SY1 1UR
The Shire Fryer
Free kids sausage and chips or fish and chips to any child of school age.
Monday - Friday, 12 - 1PM
3 London Road
Packed lunches available for collection Monday - Friday.
Message on Facebook
7 Butcher Row, SY1 1UW
The Lantern Cafe
Free lunch bags to children on free school meals - proof required.
Meadow Farm Drive, Sundorne, SY1
The Crown at Coleham
Kids eat free - not conditional. Includes a free cordial.
Monday - Friday
115 Longden Road, SY3 7DX
Stop Coffee Shop
All food ordered from the children's menu will be free - not conditional.
12PM - 3PM, Monday - Friday
3 St Julians Crescent, SY1 1UD
Children eat free. Order on Zoom Food.
Free children's meals, Monday - Saturday. Available to eat in or takeaway, no proof required.
10AM - 3PM.
Baptist Church, Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG
Free takeaway children's meals, one meal per school age child.
Wednesday - Friday, 12PM - 2PM
Call 01743 588110 to pre-order.
White Horse Shrewsbury
Free lunchboxes for collection - no proof required.
Message on Facebook the day before.
Shrewsbury Fish Bar
One free meal per child - must be eligible for free school meals.
Monday-Friday, 12PM - 2PM
Free pasta dish or flatbread margarita pizza to families who usually receive free school meals - proof required.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order for collection.
Dough and Oil
E-mail email@example.com and your kids can eat free between 12PM and 3PM over half term. For anyone struggling.
18 Castle Street
The Anchor Inn
A portion of pasta bolognese available for any families struggling on Wednesday 28th October. Just turn up or message on Facebook to arrange delivery.
137 Frankwell, SY3 8JX
Bright Star Boxing
Food hampers available for collection, if local delivery may be possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07792303118
Free lunches to struggling families. Call Lara on 0789811282
Green Fields Farm Shop
Station Rd, Donnington, Telford TF2 8JY
Message on Facebook to arrange a collection with some proof you receive free school meals
Bowring Park Café
Bowring Park Café, Bowring Park Haygate Road Wellington, Telford TF1 1QX
Free lunches to all children under 13 accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Monday - Friday: 11.30AM - 2PM
Ollitory at Roden Garden Centre
just off Roden Lane, Roden, Telford Free meals to all children.
Dawley Town Council
Free weekly breakfast parcels for families in our community who are in receipt of free school meals. For more info call Sarah 07876 401714.
Wrekin View Café
Wrekin View Primary School in Wellington has a Community Fridge and is also opening a community café over half term offering free hot food and drink to families in need.
The Golden Ball
Free meal to children on free school meals - with proof required. Free refills on hot drinks for parents.
Monday - Friday, 1PM - 5PM
1 Newbridge Road, Ironbridge, Telford
The Fruitful Deli
Free lunch bags available from 10.30AM Monday for anyone on free school meals or struggling.
17 High St, Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5AA