UK charity FareShare is now able to provide four million meals worth of food to vulnerable people living in the UK, following continued support from Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
Rashford teamed up with FareShare during the start of lockdown in March, in order to provide children with meals after schools were forced to close due to the impact of the current global pandemic.
Schools closing meant that millions of pupils across the UK were unsure as to where their next meal would come from, but support from Rashford has allowed FareShare to provide significant support to those who need it most.
Having announced last month that FareShare were set to feed over three million people, the number has since increased again. Rashford announced via his official Twitter account that a further four million meals could now be provided also.
“FareShare UK is now able to supply enough food to provide four million more meals to the most vulnerable across the UK,” Rashford wrote in a short post.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you! We couldn’t do this without you”.
The 22-year-old began supporting the charity in March, urging anyone in a position to help to do so. He then doubled his personal donations to the charity six weeks after teaming up with them, and has recently gone on to make an impact at government level.
After writing an open letter addressed to all MPs asking them to reconsider the decision not to provide free school meal vouchers over the UK summer holidays – in which he recalled his own personal experiences – the government performed a U-Turn and extended the policy.
That change of heart ensures that parents don’t have the additional stresses of wondering whether or not their children will be provided for, with schools closed for six weeks over the summer.
Rashford isn’t just a great footballer on the field, he’s a better guy off it.