Manchester United star Marcus Rashford launches petition urging Government to tackle child hunger

October 15, 2020

Marcus Rashford has launched an online petition urging the Government to make three commitments to support vulnerable children as part of the #endchildfoodpoverty campaign. The Manchester United and England forward, who was awarded an MBE for his work after successfully lobbying the Government into a U-turn over its free school meals policy during lockdown, has called for Government support for three recommendations from their National Food Strategy.

The #endchildfoodpoverty campaign is supported by the Child Food Poverty Task Force, which was formed by Rashford, a further 20 charities and key names in the food industry. They are calling on the Government to allocate sufficient budget to the three National Food Strategy recommendations, as part of an urgent recovery package for vulnerable children this autumn.

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