COUNCIL chiefs have collected 20,000 Farmfoods vouchers for city families to use while schools are shut.

And bosses said there are another 12,000 to come - making sure Glasgow children are fed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Glasgow City Council's education department had said it would work on contingency plans while schools are closed to make sure no pupils go without.

Breakfasts and lunches will also be provided in the schools where children and young people are attending. 

The pre-paid Farmfoods vouchers will be posted out to all families in receipt of clothing grants next week to help during this difficult time.

They will have £20 loaded onto them, which does not need to be spent at once, and will be topped up automatically every two weeks.

Parents and carers in receipt of clothing grants will be receiving information next week about the contingency plans in place to help replace free meal entitlement while pupils are not attending school.

Cards will be distributed throughout next week and topped up on April 13 and 27; May 11 and 25; and June 8.