The following cafes, businesses and organisations are providing free food to children on free school meals outside of term time, in Shropshire and Telford.

High Town Grill, Bridgnorth

Offering a hot takeaway meal to anyone struggling to feed their children. See their Facebook

Little Green House Childcare, Bridgnorth

Free packed lunches available for collection - proof of free school meals required.

Message on Facebook, call 01746 765766 or e-mail

Graze, Bridgnorth

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, the venue will be donating packed lunch bags for collection every Thursday evening for children to take to school for lunch on Friday.

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 - 01746 765930. 

Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 2pm Friday, Saturday 9.30am - 4.30 pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm.

Happy Bap, Bishop's Castle

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, Church Stretton

Food for children 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 on 01694 722925

Castle Lodge Buttery, Ludlow

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.

Carters Sausages, Ludlow

Free 1LB for families on free school meals - proof required.

Parkway Tasca Bar, Ludlow

Free food for kids and adults on Monday and Tuesday 12pm until 1.30pm. Open to all.

The Fruit Basket, Ludlow

A fruit pack to families with kids on free school meals. Proof required.

The Town House, Market Drayton

Donated meals to Market Drayton food bank.

Red Bull Inn, Market Drayton​

Kids' packed lunch. Message the venue on Facebook the night before to arrange collection. No proof required.

Root Food, Market Drayton​

Free meals for anyone in need. Monday - Friday, 12pm - 2pm

The New Inn, Newport

Free children's menu meals to any child entitled to free school meals (proof required): 12 - 5pm.

Liar Liar, Oswestry

Free meals through the venue's pay-it-forward scheme.

Town House Bar & Brasserie, Oswestry

Free meals to children, Tuesday - Friday.

Highwayman, Oswestry

Free packed lunch for those who need them, no questions asked. Message on Facebook or call them 01691 652632 to arrange a pick up - in confidence.

Summer House Interiors, Shrewsbury

Message the venue's Facebook page to arrange a collection, with some proof of receiving free school meals.

Café On The Cop, Shrewsbury

Providing a free treat for kids. Either go into the store or message them on Facebook if you can't make it into town.

The Packed Lunch Club, Shrewsbury

Free packed lunch available to any child or family who needs it. Monday 26 - Friday 30 October, 11am - 2pm. 01743 244532

Three Fishes, Shrewsbury

Jacket potatoes, baguettes and wraps for anyone struggling to feed their children. Message on Facebook

The Shire Fryer, Shrewsbury

Free kids' sausage & chips or fish & chips to any child of school age. Monday - Friday, 12pm - 1pm

The Bull, Shrewsbury

Packed lunches available for collection Monday - Friday.  Message on Facebook.

The Lantern CafeShrewsbury

Free lunch bags to children on free school meals - proof required.

The Crown at Coleham, Shrewsbury

Kids eat free - not conditional. Includes a free cordial. Monday - Friday

Stop Coffee Shop, Shrewsbury

All food ordered from the children's menu will be free - not conditional. 12pm - 3pm, Monday - Friday

Janchi, Shrewsbury

Children eat free. Order on Zoom Food.

Palmers, Shrewsbury

Free children's meals, Monday - Saturday. Available to eat in or takeaway, no proof required. 10am - 3pm.

St Nicholas

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

Love2Stay, Shrewsbury

Free pasta dish or flatbread margarita pizza to families who usually receive free school meals - proof required. E-mail to place an order for collection.

Dough And Oil Shrewsbury

E-mail and your kids can eat free between 12pm and 3pm over half term. For anyone struggling.

Bright Star Boxing, Shifnal

Food hampers available for collection - if local, delivery may be possible. Email or call 07792303118

Stiperstones, Shifnal

Free lunches to struggling families. Call Lara on 0789811282

Green Fields Farm Shop, Telford

Message on Facebook to arrange a collection with some proof you receive free school meals

Bowring Park Café, Telford

Free lunches to all children under 13 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Monday - Friday: 11.30AM - 2PM

Ollitory at Roden Garden Centre, Telford

Free meals to all children.

Dawley Town Council, Telford

Free weekly breakfast parcels for families in the community who are in receipt of free school meals. For more info, call Sarah 07876 401714.

Wrekin View Café, Telford

Wrekin View Primary School in Wellington has a 'community fridge' and is also opening a community café over half term, offering free hot food & drinks to families in need. Click link for more details

The Golden Ball, Telford

Free meal to children on free school meals - with proof required. Free refills on hot drinks for parents. Monday - Friday, 1pm - 5pm

The Fruitful Deli, Wem

Free lunch bags available from 10.30am Monday for anyone on free school meals or struggling.