Marcus Rashford volunteers at Manchester food bank with his mum
Author: Rafi Benady | Friday 23rd October 2020
Marcus Rashford and his mum, Melanie, have been helping out at a FareShare food bank in Manchester, following the government’s decision to condemn poor children to hunger.
Despite the decision to not extend the free school meal’s scheme, Mr Rashford has vowed to continue campaigning to extend it.
Whilst doing his charitable deeds, the United striker spoke of how his mum had to do 14-hour shifts just to feed him and his four siblings whilst they were growing up.
He said: "The real superstars in this country can be found in the heart of most cities, towns and villages, working tirelessly to support our most vulnerable across the UK.
"As FareShare and other food-related charities approach one of the toughest winters on record, with demand higher than ever before, it is important that I lend my support wherever it is needed.”
Rashford added that after the vote in the Commons, that children would go to bed hungry and “feel like they do not matter”.
The FareShare warehouse is in need of major refurbishment and the charity has launched a £300,000 fundraising appeal to fund it.
In Greater Manchester alone, FareShare is now distributing more than 80 tonnes of food each week, equivalent to over 200,000 meals.