Today, Monday June 2nd, sees the start of measures by the Junta de Andalucia to provide meals at schools for children at risk of social exclusion and could benefit 50,000 pupils when fully implemented.
The first phase will affect schools in the so-called Social Transformation Areas. Around 100 schools will benefit and the budget for this is €2 million. This first phase is included in the Extraordinary Plan for Solidarity and Food Guarantee of Andalucia which will take into account dietary needs.
The second phase will include schools outside the Social Transformation Areas with the Community Social Services department acting as intermediaries between the government and schools. This aims to cover children at risk of social exclusion.
Breakfast will consist of a carton of milk, fruit and a sandwich. The lunchtime snack will be based on the needs of each school and will be delivered each morning or during the lunch period.