The North East School Meal Fund provides food coupons to students to buy meals from school canteens when they stay back for after-school activities. The fund, which was introduced in 2010, provides a primary school pupil with meal allowance of up to $320 (i.e. $2 per day) and a secondary school student $400 (i.e. $2.50 per day) respectively for 160 days of schooling in one academic year. A total of 1,675 students under the Ministry of Education-Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE-FAS) received this assistance in the financial year of 2016/17.