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Marcus Rashford joins forces with brands to form Child Food Poverty Task Force

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has won hearts yet again with a noble gesture. The England International had earlier forced the government to revert their decision regarding school meal vouchers. Keeping the big picture in mind, the player has roped in huge food brands to set up a task force to eradicate this issue. 

Rashford revealed his intention and plan through a letter addressed to the members of parliament, where he mentioned that he has set up a Child Food Poverty Task Force with the help of brands such as Aldi, Tesco, Deliveroo and Kellogg’s.

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The 22-year-old mentioned in the letter that the summer meal voucher initiative was a success after several families expressed their gratitude towards the player for giving them one less reason to worry during these unprecedented times.

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Have a look at the heartful letter Rashford penned to the authorities right here:

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“Within two days of sitting with these families, I could better understand how food poverty is contributing to social unrest,” 

“Watching a young boy keeping it together whilst his mother sobbed alongside him, feeling like he has to step up to protect his family and alleviate some of that worry. He was nine-years-old.

Rashford elucidated his own experience and explained how this task force would help a vast number of people.

“I know that feeling. I remember the sound of my mum crying herself to sleep to this day, having worked a 14-hour shift, unsure how she was going to make ends meet.

“That was my reality and thankfully I had the talent to kick a ball around to pull us all out of that situation. Many can’t find that way out and aren’t being offered a helping hand to do so.

“Those most at risk aren’t in a position and don’t have the platform to scream help from the top of the rooftops but, for those ready to speak, my intention is to offer them the platform to do so, and for those who aren’t, I will continue to be their voice and act on their behalf.”

Early blow for Rashford ahead of the season

Marcus Rashford had to withdraw himself from the England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures as a result of an ankle injury. Harry Winks was the other member of the squad who had to drop out.

Aston Villa’s player of the season Jack Grealish received his maiden call up to the side after being snubbed initially.

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