McDonald’s Offers School Kids 1 MILLION Free Meals After Marcus Rashford’s Campaigns
MCDONALD’S has sold 1 MILLION free food for families – as Marcus Rashford requires school kids to be fed over HALF TERM.
The fast-food giant collaborated with the Manchester United and England Ace’s campaign to feed families in demand – like restaurants in most of Britain pledge meals.
It comes as the celebrated striker earlier retweeted restaurants, pubs, and other organizations that have been offering free food to families in need.
As a portion of the new bargain, McDonald’s provides funding to FareShare – recently seen with Rashford – to desperately redistribute food to families who need it most.
According to Paul Pomroy CEO of McDonald’s for UK & Ireland, regarding the deal with FareShare: ‘As a business, we are committed to supporting and serving the communities in which we operate. ‘In these challenging times, we know it’s more important than ever to support those most in need.’
We are proud to announce a partnership with @FareShareUK to provide 1 million meals for families in need. Our funding will enable the urgent redistribution of meals across the next couple of weeks to those in greatest need.
— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) October 23, 2020
Regarding this collaboration, the CEO of FareShare, Lindsay Boswell buttressed further:
McDonald’s is showing real leadership in supporting the most vulnerable in society to get access to healthy food at this critical time. ‘The funding will enable the equivalent of 1 million meals to be redistributed to our charity network very swiftly, and we are very grateful for their urgent support.’
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 23, 2020
Fareshare is a charity aimed at alleviating food poverty in the united kingdom which the famous striker has already raised £20million.
The announcement comes days after Rashford said kids were made to Feel like that they”don’t matter” – after he failed in his bid to provide the nation’s most at-risk kids with free school meals this winter.
MPs earlier rejected a motion to extend free school meals during the school holidays until Easter 2021 by 322 votes to 261, with a majority of 61.
However, Rashford pleaded with the authorities to restart discussions on the Matter On Wednesday night, adding: “A significant number of kids are all going To bed tonight not just hungry but feeling like they do not matter.”
The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham tweeted while announcing plans for food vouchers via the Co-op: ‘Was good to tell @MarcusRashford that we, his home city-region, aim to be the first in the country to achieve his vision.’
The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson also tweeted after unveiling a similar scheme in his city,: ‘Families are struggling more than ever to make ends meet. No child should have to go hungry and in Liverpool, we won’t let them. Thanks for your hard work and campaigning @MarcusRashford.’
Some celebrities similarly also weighed in and offered their support to the England ace, with journalist Caitlin Moran tweeting: ‘Marcus Rashford’s timeline swells your heart – people across the country doing something about feeding kids at Christmas.’
Musician Tim Burgess, a fellow Mancunian, tweeted: ‘Wow, @MarcusRashford is a true hero of our times. So many MPs should feel shame over the fact that a footballer is helping the needy, more than they are.’
Wow, @MarcusRashford is a true hero of our times. So many MPs should feel shame over the fact that a footballer is helping the needy, more than they are
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) October 23, 2020
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