Marcus Rashford has called on the government to reverse a decision not to provide free school meal vouchers during the summer, saying that “the system isn’t built for families like mine to succeed”.
The Manchester United and England forward has raised about £20m to supply three million meals to vulnerable people while working with charity FareShare UK during the coronavirus lockdown.
Campaigners have threatened to bring legal action against the government for not extending the food voucher scheme into the summer holidays.
In an emotional open letter to MPs drawing on his own experiences of relying on free school meals and food banks growing up, Rashford said his story is “all too familiar for families in England”.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast about the letter, Rashford, 22, said: “It’s written from the heart and it’s about how my life was at the moment – the letter is to open up and let…
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