A mum has taken to Facebook to share all the free meals Asda is kindly offering struggling families for the entirety of December.

Families' budgets have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many having touse  food banks during lockdown with eating out an unaffordable luxury.

But kids will now be able to enjoy fish fingers, chicken nuggets or sandwiches – all served with a drink and a piece of fruit - thanks to Asda's initiative, which is part of the supermarket chain's Christmas kindness campaign.

The scheme aims to support UK families during "difficult and unprecedented times" by dishing out up to 215,000 free meals to all children under the age of 16 and across its 216 UK stores.

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A mum took to Facebook to praise the supermarket and urge people not to abuse its 'generosity'

One mother took to Facebook to praise the supermarket's initiative, for which there is no minimum spend or limit on the amount of kids per family entitled to the meal.

Writing on the Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains group: “Through ASDA's 'Fight Hunger, Create Change' programme, ASDA Cafés are offering free hot and cold meals to children under the age of 16, during opening hours, every day throughout December, except for Christmas Day.

“Better-still, to the best of my knowledge, there is no minimum spend required, i.e. no purchase of any other item of food or drink to qualify for a free kids meal. Just head to the café with an adult and ask for your free meal."

She went on to urge people not to "abuse ASDA's generosity, especially as meals are subject to availability.

“This initiative is designed for those that are genuinely in need and are reliant on food banks, right now. Please be respectful.”

The scheme will last until 31 December and will also be available as a take-out service in areas under Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions, where dining in is prohibited.

Richard Dent, Asda’s Vice President for Fresh Food said: “We know that it’s been a really difficult year for families across the UK with many having to turn to food banks and local community groups for support which is why we want to support as many children as we can during the festive period by offering them a meal in one of our cafes.

"I’m really proud that through our Fight Hunger Create Change programme, we are able to continue to support our local communities, especially at this time of year.”