Marcus Rashford delivers over 400,000 free meals to children amid coronavirus outbreak

Marcus Rashford delivers over 400,000 free meals to children amid coronavirus outbreak

- Marcus Rashford is assisting local children in Britain with free food

- The 22-year-old has donated a whopping £100,000 for the cause to produce over 400,000 meals

- The player is currently recuperating from injury

Marcus Rashford has taken upon himself to deliver free meals to children as the spread of the dreaded coronavirus continues to ravage the globe, BBC reports and cited on GOAL.

The Manchester United striker who is currently recuperating from a lingering back injury is making judicious use of the suspension of the league to assist in local charity.

The 22-year-old is now using his free time to assist charity FreeShare in delivering food to children within the locality as well as families who rely on free school meals.

The free school meal program has been suspended following the shutdown of all schools in Britain due to the rampaging coronavirus.

The player shared an emotional experience saying he was toughed having being in such a position as a child as well.

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“In the past I have done a lot of work in regards to children and when I heard about the schools shutting down, I knew that meant free meals for some kids that they are not getting at school,” he told the BBC.

“I remember when I was at school I was on free meals and my mum wouldn’t get home until around six o’clock so my next meal would have been about eight. I was fortunate, and there are kids in much more difficult situations that don’t get their meals at homes," he said.

The England international had on Saturday, March 28, celebrated his personal donations to of about £100,000 to FreeShare which he believes will produce at least 400,000 meals for children around Britain.

Meanwhile Manchester United have released a statement that the player will return to action anytime soon. Rashford has been out of action since January 15 since his terrible back injury in their game against Wolves.

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He was on the verge of returning to action before all football activities were suspended.

"The club can confirm that Marcus Rashford has been cleared to step up his rehabilitation programme following encouraging signs on his latest scans.

"His progress will continue to be monitored by the club’s medical team throughout the current lockdown period," the statement said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has made awesome donation of €1m to Hospital Clinic to help them in their research and the fight against deadly coronavirus.

People in all nations in the world have been in fear and serious tension since the outbreak of coronavirus considering how the disease is spreading and the number of deaths recorded.

Spain and Italy are among the most affected countries in the world and the circumstance has also made authorities in charge to stop all games until further notice.

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