Manchester United said on Monday that they will provide 5,000 free school meals during the October half-term holidays to help forward Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty in the United Kingdom.
Rashford has campaigned for the government to provide food vouchers during school holidays to children who normally receive free meals during term time if their parents receive welfare support.
Dozens of local organisations all over the country came forward last week to supply free school meals in response to the 22-year-old’s plea on social media.
Now, working together with the charity FareShare, meals will be prepared and packaged individually at Old Trafford by club staff before being shipped to local Manchester United Foundation partner schools. Six local schools will receive the meals while others will be delivered to local charities.