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Estonia: Tallinn makes free lunches available to pupils while schools are closed

BC, Tallinn, 17.03.2020.Print version
Pupils of Tallinn's schools will be able to get a daily free school lunch again starting from Wednesday under a special arrangement approved by the city's authorities, reported LETA/BNS.

Since due to the emergency situation all schools are closed and school lunches are not offered, whereas for many children school the lunch is the only hot meal during the day, the City of Tallinn has decided to make free school lunches available to pupils.


Schools will inform families about the availability of a free meal and where the pupils can get it via the eKool online environment and the school's web page. To start getting free school lunches, the family must inform the school, as the number of meals prepared will depend on the number of those who wish to get them. 


"Since for many children the school lunch is the only hot meal of the day, we do not consider it possible to deprive the children of it. Therefore the Tallinn crisis committee decided to arrange for the provision of hot school meals for the children in need of help," Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev said. "The most important thing in the current situation is caring, and for aid to reach the children who need it most," the deputy mayor said, urging schools and families to work together on this.






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