Rashford urges authority not to stop ‘free school meal’

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been working hard to help the vulnerable during this Coronavirus pandemic.

The striker has now penned an open letter to the government asking them to reverse their decision to scrap free meals for the vulnerable children during the school holidays. 

The UK government has a food voucher scheme that allows school children to spend £15 a week in Supermarkets and that scheme is set to lapse at the end of next month.

Rashford has written an open letter on Twitter urging the government to extend their scheme so that that needy can thrive.

The Manchester United striker has been leading by example all summer with his charitable endeavours. He has raised around £20 million so far and has provided free meals to over three million citizens in the UK.

The forward explained in his letter that he depended on those free meals when he was a child in School and plenty still depend on that.

It will be interesting to see how the government reacts to this move. 

Rashford has received a lot of praise for his contributions towards the society this summer. 

On the footballing front, the Manchester United striker has been in fine form this season and he will be looking to guide his side to the Champions League once the Premier League resumes. 

The 22-year-old has 19 goals to his name so far this season.