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Marcus Rashford Launches Website To Help End Child Food Poverty

Jake Massey

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Marcus Rashford Launches Website To Help End Child Food Poverty

Featured Image Credit: FareShare

In case you didn't already know - Marcus Rashford is a top bloke.

When he's not banging in braces against the Blades, he's working tirelessly to put food on kids' plates.

Rashford is in top form, on and off the field. Credit: PA
Rashford is in top form, on and off the field. Credit: PA

Now, the 23-year-old has launched a website dedicating to helping feed hungry children.

The endchildfoodpoverty.org site has been launched in time for Christmas, and includes a map that points people in the direction of help in their local area.

The site also shows people how they can help out, if they have time or money they can afford to part with.

A quote from the inspirational Manchester United forward on the homepage of the site reads as follows: "We must act with urgency to stabilise the households of our vulnerable children. No child in the UK should be going to bed hungry.

"Whatever your feeling, opinion, or judgement, food poverty is never the child's fault.

"Let's protect our young. Let's wrap arms around each other and stand together to say that this is unacceptable, that we are united in protecting our children.

"Together we can end this problem."

Rashford has campaigned relentlessly throughout the year on behalf of deprived children, with his efforts prompting the government to extend its free school meal voucher scheme earlier this year.

Since this incredible achievement, he hasn't rested on his laurels, and it seems he has no plan on stopping until, well, the end of child food poverty.

In a statement, Rashford said: "Following the government investment, it was important to me that we supported by communicating on the help available in local areas, working closely with local authorities, so that our vulnerable families know where to turn when faced with the toughest winter on record.

"In partnership with Co-op and Google, we have developed a central hub for those who need help and those who want to help. That second function was really important to me - everyone has a role to play in ending child food poverty in the UK and we wanted to support those who want to make a difference.

"There is still so much more to be done but the least children deserve this year, after loss and disruption, is a Christmas dinner on the table."

Topics: Food, UK News, Marcus Rashford

Jake Massey
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