From Asda free school meals, to making the most of free time

Schools out for summer! Well, almost!


Have you got plans in place to keep your children occupied during what can sometimes feel like a marathon summer break Whether you’re staying at home or heading away, it’s been quite an 18 months – and hardly a day goes by without seeing footballer Marcus Rashford’s name appear online or in the newspaper. What an impact he made though, and what success he’s had in helping children with free school meals.


Late last year, the government changed its mind and decided to provide free school meals to children during the Christmas holiday period, something that was only made possible thanks to the outstanding campaign led by the Manchester United and England footballer.


On the 7th November 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, phoned Rashford to confirm that there would be over £390m worth of support to provide free school meals to children last Christmas, over Easter and the upcoming summer holidays. The announcement came as a welcome relief to children, parents and carers, because it meant that they can focus on making the most of all the free time they will have.


Following Rashford’s great work, we wanted support by helping schools, councils and charities to easily provide Asda free school meals, and get more value for their money. So what does it entail, and how can the organisation you work for, get involved?


Why choose Asda for free school meal vouchers?


  • More affordable – We want to help families save money and live better. So, it makes sense for families to get greater value from Asda free school meal vouchers.
  • More discount – Our biggest discount of 4% is available to you on any order value* when you buy Asda free school meal vouchers.
  • More direct – *Asda e-gift cards can be sent straight to families via email. Simple.
  • More convenient – *Asda e-gift cards are compatible with Apple and Google mobile wallets. Parents and guardians can also redeem online and at over 600 locations nationwide.
  • Register here, it’s quick and easy. Placing and tracking orders is simple and cost effective, continuing the ASDA value the UK knows and trusts. It’s that same Asda value which families up and down the UK have known for years.
  • With an Asda gift card or e-gift card, the difference mums, dads and guardians everywhere feel in their pockets and, more importantly, on the table is a huge help.


If you’re not the person who arranges free school meals vouchers for your organisation – why not let the person who does, know today!

If you’d like further information about how we can help you, to help them with support for Asda free school meals for schools, get in touch with a member of our team.

*Free school meal e-gifts must be used for food groceries and should not be redeemed for any non-food items such as electronic goods, clothing, media, or any age-restricted items such as alcohol, cigarettes or lottery tickets.