Marcus Rashford has written an open letter to Members of Parliament and Ministers in the United Kingdom, asking them to rescind their decision to scrap the free meals for vulnerable school children during the summer holidays.
The England international asked the Members of Parliament and Ministers to show ” humanity” by providing the free meals for the vulnerable school children, in turn helping families who are unable to provide meals for their children as the effects of the coronavirus takes toll.
Rashford urged the Ministers and Members of Parliament to prevent vulnerable school children from going hungry by extending the food voucher scheme over the summer holidays.
In the letter, the Manchester United striker wrote, “The government has taken a ‘whatever it takes approach’ to the economy – I’m asking you today to extend that same thinking to protecting all vulnerable children across England.
“I encourage you to hear their pleas and find your humanity. Please reconsider your decision to cancel the food voucher scheme over the summer holiday period and guarantee the extension.
This is England in 2020, and this is an issue that needs urgent assistance, please, while the eyes of the nation are on you, make the U-turn and make protecting the lives of some of our most vulnerable a top priority.”
Marcus Rashford had during the lockdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, raised a whopping sum of £20 million in the month of March, to provide 3 million meals a week for the most vulnerable across England.
The England international has in the past few months, become a prominent figure in assisting the vulnerable through his partnership with fanfare charity. More than a million children around the country have benefited from his kind gesture.
Rashford was out injured before the lockdown but has fully recovered and in full training with the rest of the Manchester United squad, as they prepare to return to action later this week away to Tottenham Hotspur.