Iceland is handing out bags of free frozen veg to families on certain benefits – including Universal Credit.

We all know how expensive food can be – and nobody wants their kids to miss out on nutritionally rich dinners.

The frozen food supermarket is doing their bit by offering the freebies to claimants of weekly “Healthy Start” vouchers.

The vouchers are worth £3.10 and can be used towards the cost of fruit, veg and milk.

Iceland has said it will award one free bag of vegetables to each claimant from September 11.

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This means that Healthy Start shoppers who go to Iceland will receive £4.10 worth of nutritious free food.

The offer comes after footballer Marcus Rashford pushed the Government to increase the value of the vouchers to £4.25.

Earlier this year, Marcus campaigned for free school meals to be extended over the summer holidays to combat childhood food poverty.

The striker has since partnered with Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Deliveroo, FareShare, Food Foundation, Iceland, Kellogg's, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose, to form the "Child Food Poverty Task Force”.

Marcus Rashford said: “My hope on forming the Child Food Poverty Task Force was that it would ignite conversation relating to the issue – why is this happening? How is this happening? And, are we really doing everything we can to help?

"Iceland's new initiative grew out of that conversation and it really shows how the simplest step can have impact.”

Iceland has said that the trial will be running until the end of 2020, but there’s no limit on how many times you can get the offer.

Just buy your food at Iceland with the Healthy Start vouchers and the free bag of veg will be thrown in for free.

You do need to spent all the voucher at once to benefit.

Parents can pick up a bag of frozen veg completely free

The supermarket has stated that there are 26 different veg bags to choose from including corn, broccoli and carrots.

Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland Foods, added: "We are proud to stand alongside Marcus Rashford as he continues this vital campaign, and we understand the pressing need to help from our interactions with millions of customers each week.

“At Iceland we have a long history of supporting our local communities and offering great quality, low cost food to help families across the country.

"We will continue to review our commitment to ensure we are able to support Marcus’ campaign to the fullest possible extent.”

Henry Dimbleby, Head of the independent National Food Strategy has urged the government to follow the footballer’s advice and up the value of Healthy Start vouchers.

He also hopes to see them be offered to pregnant women as well as parents and carers with kids under four.

He said: “It is brilliant that Iceland have taken this step to help children get more fruit and veg into their diets.

“What a great example of how a supermarket can help low-income households eat well."

Find out if you're eligible for Healthy Start vouchers here.

All mums under 18 and those who are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four and receive income support, jobseekers, pension credit, universal credit or child tax credit (with income under £16,190 p/a) are eligible.