Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star donates 1,400 meals a day to help fight child poverty

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star donates 1,400 meals a day to help fight child poverty

- Mesut Ozil earlier offered huge financial support to Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus

- The Arsenal star has been left out of the squad by Mikel Arteta

- Ozil won't stop his charity works as he has now donated 1,400 meals to school kids

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Mesut Ozil has backed the move to combat child poverty as he donates an impressive 1,400 meals a day to 11 North London schools, SunSport reports.

The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has left a huge number of families stranded - and now the German star is helping his community in the UK.

Following the footsteps of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford who is helping schoolchildren with free meals, Ozil has also started with schools.

It was gathered that the UK Government feeds a selected number of school children daily, but not during the holidays.

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Rashford will receive the prestigious Pride of Britain award as the England striker was selected by a panel of judges that received quite a number of nominations for the player.

He recently received the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award and stated that his main aim is to ensure that no school kid misses meals.

During the summer holidays, he fed around 1.3million needy kids and raised over £20million for the initiative.

And now Ozil is following in his footsteps in North London, Enfield, Hertfordshire and Barnet.

On Tuesday, October 27, photos of the footballer's generosity went viral online with one of the images showing boxes of food in a crate.

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star donates 1,400 meals a day to help fight child poverty
Mesut Ozil giving out to help fight child poverty. Photo: Harriet Lander
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It was gathered that the package was sent directly to Whitings Hill school in Barnet and it is expected to feed, at least, 70 children.

And there’s more as the German playmaker will also supply free meals to 10 other schools in the community which it is expected to reach a total of 1,400 meals every day to those in need.

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Ozil has continued to involve himself with lots of charity works as he once helped to feed more than 100,000 homeless people and paid for 1,000 children's surgeries.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Ozil offered huge financial support to Arsenal mascot who was earlier sacked by the club, despite that the German recently accepted huge pay cut on his wages.

The German midfielder says he would pay Gunnersaurus's wages when the club decided to let the mascot go after 27 years of his service.

Jerry Quy was relieved of his duties at the club at the start of the week with Arsenal claiming his services were no longer needed since there are no fans in the stadium during games.

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