£100 supermarket vouchers to be handed out as cost of living help

Supermarket trolley with items inside

Supermarket trolley with shopping inside

Families in Tower Hamlets are being given a helping hand during the cost of living crisis with £2million worth of supermarket vouchers being distributed by Tower Hamlets Council.  

Funded by the Government’s Household Support Fund, the council has chosen to give out £100 supermarket vouchers to families who are eligible for free school meals through schools in the borough.  

The vouchers can be spent at Asda or Tesco and will be handed out to parents from schools during March.  

There is no need to apply as families will be contacted directly.

Lutfur Rahman, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets said:  

“We are doing all that we can to help ease the burden of the cost of living crisis. We are continuing our universal free school meals for all pupils in primary and secondary schools saving families hundreds of pounds a year. 

“As food costs continue to soar, I hope the supermarket vouchers will come in handy to stock up on essentials.”  

Cllr Saied Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Resources and Cost of Living added:  

“For some families, the financial pressures are immense and we want to make sure this funding gets to those who need it - some of whom will not be getting any other support. 

“Schools will be getting in touch with families direct to distribute the supermarket vouchers over the coming weeks.”  

The council’s Cost of Living Help campaign provides essential information and advice in one place at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/costofliving  

Residents are encouraged to use the online benefits calculator to see if they are missing out on any financial support. 


Posted on Tuesday 12th March 2024