15 Jun 2020

Footballer calls for government U-turn on free school meal vouchers

North of England Correspondent

When we talk of Premier League footballers and money it’s usually because people are outraged by their seemingly obscene weekly wages.

But Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has already been praised for helping to raise £20 million to supply meals to vulnerable people during the lockdown.

Now he’s spoken about how his own mother struggled to feed him and his siblings – and in a letter calls for the government to reverse its decision to end £15-a-week meal vouchers through the summer for children who receive free school meals.

Clare Fallon reports.