Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

Telephone: 01584 872 939


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Half Term Help for Families in need

Posted on October 25th, 2020

Half Term Help for Families in need

A number of local cafes and businesses will be providing free food during half-term week to children in the Shropshire Council who are eligible for free school meals.

If anyone requires proof of being in receipt of free school meals then you should email


they should send you an email with the proof you need.

If any local business in Ludlow and Craven arms wants to send us their offer please send an email to portcullis.surgery@nhs.net for the attention of Dr Beanland and  we will add your business to this list as soon as possible or add your information to our post of Facebook.

Portcullis Facebook post

For families in Ludlow and Craven Arms area we are aware of the following offers so far

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.

01584 873628

Castle Square, SY8 1AY

Carters of Ludlow

12 Coder Road Ludlow, UK 01584 879117

From Monday to Saturday next week we are trying to help local families out during half term. Any family that are usually entitled to free school meals can come to the shop and get a free 1lb of our traditional pork sausages⭐️

If you can bring along your letter showing your eligibility for free school meals when you collect your sausages that would be appreciated

Parkway Tasca Bar

6 Parkway, Off Corve Street
Ludlow, UK
Call 01584 873130

Open 12noon until 130pm on Monday and Tuesday for kids meals pizza slice, pasta and garlic bread. Chicken nuggets, hot dogs all with peas or beans and wedges plus a drink and a piece of fruit or jelly
Adults can get a bowl of warming homemade soup plus a tea or filter coffee

No charge and they are not checking for proof of free school meals

If you call in or private message them on facebook they will give anyone who normally has free school dinners a voucher which will look like a gift voucher so no one needs to know for a small breakfast jacket potato soup or sandwich for each day during the school holidays. You can also have them as a take away meal

Parkway Facebook link

Laila’s cafe in Craven Arms

Next to Harry Tuffins supermarket
Craven Arms, UK SY7 9QD

Offering a free takeaway lunch box for any resident struggling to feed their children throughout the half term holiday. If your child is normally entitled to a free school meal and you are facing hardship through these challenging times then please get in touch. No child should have to go hungry!
Please send a PM if you feel we could help you.

Call 01588 674898
lailascafe@outlook.comFood Bank Based at Baptist Church

We give food parcels to people in crisis situations, who are referred to us. We have volunteers on duty 11a.m. – 1p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,when agency workers or parcel recipients can collect their parcels.

Ludlow Baptist Church and Rockspring Centre

Sandford Road Ludlow SY8 1SX

Tel: 01584 874076

Email foodparcelsatlbc@gmail.com

We will update as much as possible but please see following Shropshire Council link also

Thanks to @shroplarder http://orlo.uk/p6nUu


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