214 state school students being given free lunches


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total of 214 students at Maltese state schools are currently being given free daily lunches, figures tabled in Parliament show.

In a reply to a parliamentary question by the Opposition’s education spokesperson Clyde Puli, Education Minister Justyne Caruana clarified that the figures she supplied did not include children who would have qualified for such lunches but who are not attending school due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Caruana said that the lunches generally consisted of sandwiches, wraps or pasta, as well as fresh fruit and mineral water.

The largest number of eligible children attended schools forming part of the St Margaret College (42), followed by St Theresa College (38), San Ġorġ Preca College (29), Gozo College (25), Maria Regina College (21), St Thomas More College (20), St Benedict College (18), St Clare College (13) and St Ignatius College (8).