Marcus Rashford has given his support to the Right to Food campaign demanding people are given the right to avoid hunger as his own food poverty campaign continues to grow.
Speaking during the launch for his new venture to help families cook healthy meals with Healthy Start vouchers, the Manchester United and England striker insisted he backed efforts from Labour MP Ian Byrne, food campaigners and football fans across the country.
“Yeah 100 per cent,” said Rashford when asked if he supports the campaign. “If we just forgot about everything right now: is it fair that people go hungry? No it’s not fair.
“I want to get it to the stage where in the worst case scenario, the worst thing could happen in the world, at least everybody goes to bed eating meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, that’s my aim.”
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Both Rashford’s End Child Food Poverty Taskforce and the campaign for a Right to Food have seen growing support throughout the pandemic.
Rashford’s child food poverty battle has driven the UK Government to U-turns over free school meals during holidays while he has also boosted the value of Health Start vouchers and inspired Brits around the country to prevent kids going hungry.