Whether you like his football or not, you have got to put some respect on his name. Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford helped raise more than £23m to help the FareShare initiative. The association with which the athlete has joined fights hunger and food waste in the UK.
Thus, Marcus not only helped with the financial issue but also pushed for the British government to extend the free meals program to underprivileged children.
When schools were closed due to the draconian measures imposed from worldwide governments in an attempt to fight the pandemic, lots of parents and children around the UK got worried, as their little ones relied on school free-meals on a regular basis.
Rashford, who has experienced hunger himself when he was a child, stepped up, and joined FareShare in a noble act to try on and help those, who once will be the nation’s future, in need.
England’s prime minister Boris Johnson himself initiated a program that helped families in need to keep on feeding their children, but the aid was supposed to end in July.
In the meantime, the Red Devils’ number 10 joined FareShare and managed to raise up to 23 million pounds to help both the association and needy children.
“We had set a goal of reaching three million meals by the end of June. Today we achieved that goal. When we mark this mark, I want to warn that there is still a lot to do ”, said the player.
You may dislike Manchester United, but that doesn’t mean that we should turn a blind eye on such an honorable act from a Red Devil player.
Today, more than a million children depend on government aid to feed themselves, just like Rashford himself did more than a decade ago.
Hunger has always been a problem, and yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic, but everyone was well-aware that the measures chosen could bring such consequences, that honestly can become a bigger problem than the pandemic itself.
Congratulations, Rashford! You’ll end up becoming a hero in the UK!