Half term food offer

Leicester City Council is working in partnership with Samworth Brothers to give eligible families the opportunity to shop for free food and groceries for use over the February half term holiday.


The February half term food offer has now finished. 

If you have missed out on this opportunity, you may be eligible for support through the Household Support Fund.  Alternatively, there is a network of food banks across the city that you can attend - Find a food bank

Updated: 19 February 2024 at 1pm

Who can apply?

This offer is for families who have children that meet the following criteria:

  • receive benefits-related free school meals
  • who are in full time school (4 to 16 years)
  • live in Leicester City or attend a city school if they live outside of Leicester

Before you register

  • Consider the location, date and times slots before making your choice
  • Consider how you will transport your shopping from the venue
  • Only one shopping slot can be requested
  • Multiple applications for a household will not be considered and only the last application received will be processed.

How to register

Registration is now closed due to high number of applications made before the closing date is Sunday 28 January 2024.

All venues are full and no late requests can be accepted.

If you have registered, we are now processing all applications and responses will be sent to the email address provided on the form by 2 February 2004.
Due to venues being full, no requests to change venues will be considered. 

Please be reminded:

  • Only one application per household is to be made, multiple applications will not be accepted and only the last form received for the household will be processed.
  • Places at the venues are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to those who meet all of the above registration criteria.