Marcus Rashford helps in supplying 2.8million meals a week for vulnerable people

Marcus Rashford helps in supplying 2.8million meals a week for vulnerable people

- Marcus Rashford is helping to provide meals to the vulnerable in the UK

- His partnership with FareShare now supplies 2.8million meals amid coronavirus crisis

- Rashford also thanked those that have supported the initiative

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has disclosed that with the help of Food Foundation FareShareUK, 2.8million meals are now made available for the vulnerable in the UK.

The striker took upon himself to deliver free meals to children as the spread of the dreaded coronavirus continues to ravage the globe in March.

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

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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.

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It was gathered that no fewer than 200,000 children in Britain have missed meals during lockdown because families could not access food, but the player said the FareShare initiative has now gotten a lot of support since he joined.

He Tweeted: “8 weeks ago. Today, we are supplying 2.8million meals a week for vulnerable people across the UK. Meals they wouldn’t otherwise have. And you all deserve a huge thank you!

“We have a big fight on our hands here! We have done an incredible job getting this far but there are still so many more vulnerable children to reach and I won’t stop until we are reaching as many as physically possible.

“Thank you all for the support you have given me during this difficult time. I know you all have your own individual struggles and it really means a lot that you have joined me on this journey.

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“Sharing this with you because it’s not just for me, it’s for all of you that have got involved. I can’t thank you enough Heart suit."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have continued to do their best in ensuring their players avoid contracting or even spreading coronavirus when they resume training next week.

Although there is no specific date for the return of the Premier League yet, the UK government has confirmed that professional sports can resume from June 1. However, the Red Devils have now stationed a COVID-19 testing centre right outside of the Carrington training complex.

According to the Mirror, the Old Trafford outfit joins the league of clubs testing their players and other staff in line with the Premier League's Project Restart plans.

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