Marcus Rashford writes letter to government to continue free meals for children

Marcus Rashford writes letter to government to continue free meals for children

- Marcus Rashford has made a plea to the British government to reverse their decision after canceling their free meals program

- The Man United star confessed that he and other families depended on such meals to survive while he growing up

- Rashford recently raised £20million to feed 3 million people during the lockdown periods

Marcus Rashford has written an open letter to the British government, appealing to them to reverse their decision in stopping free school meal vouchers during the summer.

The Manchester United striker claimed that such decisions would affect many families who are less privileged during the pandemic.

The 21-year-old recently raised £20million to feed 3 million people through the FareShare UK during the lockdown periods.

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Some groups of people have threatened to take legal action against the government for canceling free food voucher scheme in the summer break.

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Rashford has now written an open letter to the MP's sharing his own experiences on shown how depended on free school meals and claimed his story is familiar to most families in England.

Marcus Rashford writes letter to government to continue free meals for children

Marcus Rashford writes open letter to government to reverse their decision in stopping free meals. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"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 people understand the impact on families and to know I've done the right thing.

"What families are going through now, I've once had to go through that - and it's very difficult to find a way out. It's very important for me to help people who are struggling. Whether the outcome changes or doesn't change - that's why I wrote it."

"My mum worked full-time, earning the minimum wage, to make sure we always had a good evening meal on the table, but it was not enough.

"The system was not built for families like mine to succeed, regardless of how hard my mum worked," he told BBC Breakfast.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Dele Alli has been handed a one-match ban and fined £50,000 for an offensive social media post, the English FA announced.

The Tottenham midfielder posted a video on Snapchat before the pandemic in February and making fun of an Asian man in an airport before quickly deleting it and apologizing.

Dele Alli will not be available for Tottenham in their home game to rivals Manchester United and must also attend a face-to-face education course.

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