The Department for Education provides funding for the provision of free meals for students who qualify for the assistance. For the 2023 to 2024 academic year the rate set is £2.41 per student per meal taken. The meal is provided for the days where a student attends College over the lunchtime period or is on an external work-placement.
Further information on eligibility is available in the ESFA guidance:
Green Corridor – 2023 -24
In the academic year 2023-24 Green Corridor will ensure there is a free college meal for all of its students. This is because your home local authority provides the financial contribution for your meal directly to us. Where necessary, reasonable adjustments will be made for special dietary requirements.