News 23 October 2020

Local Councils & Restaurants Offer Free Half Term Meals To Children To Support Marcus Rashford’s Campaign

23 October 2020

Local councils and restaurants from across the UK have rallied behind Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty and have offered to replace free school meals over half term.

Marcus Rashford had been urging the government to extend free school meals for disadvantaged school pupils over the holidays but Conversative MPs voted against the move yesterday (October 22).

Since then, councils and companies have stepped up to offer free school meals to struggling families and the Manchester United star has been sharing as many as possible on his Twitter account.

“Blown away by news of local businesses stepping up to fill the voucher scheme deficit during the October half term,” Rashford said of the support he has received. 

“Selflessness, kindness, togetherness, this is the England I know. Add #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY
 to your tweets so I can track them. I will share as many as I can.”

So far he has tweeted free meal offers from firms in Bolton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Wigan, Bristol, Wirral, Devon, Urmston, Whitley Bay, Barrow-in-Furness, Leek, Nottingham, Blyth, Liverpool, Stevenage, Warrington, Hexham, Didsbury, Rotherham, Teesdale, Manchester, Anglesey, Telford, Shropshire and Wilmslow.

Be sure to check out Marcus Rashford’s Twitter page to see the many councils and restaurants offering free meals and vouchers to disadvantaged families over half term.