Footballer Marcus Rashford a “hero of hope” in his new role as ambassador for children

By Good News Post

The England and Manchester United striker, 22, is gathering millions behind his campaign to stop children going hungry during Covid19

His passionate campaign came after MPs rejected a bid from Labour, backed by the footballer, to extend free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.

With the coronavirus crisis and financial meltdown, there are widespread and growing fears that hundreds of thousands of children will go hungry in the months to come.

Among the businesses and organisations around the country who are offering free food are tea rooms, churches, farms and takeaways.

His has also been working alongside Fareshare to help children across the nation. He is pictured in their newest depot.

Announcing plans for food vouchers via the Co-op in the North of England, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham tweeted: “Was good to tell @MarcusRashford that we, his home city-region, aim to be the first in the country to achieve his vision.”

(Picture FareshareUK and Marcus Rashford Instagram)