Rashford launches petition urging Government to end child poverty
Marcus Rashford has launched a petition urging the Government to act now toend child poverty.
The Manchester United and England striker is pressingministers to go further in tackling child hunger.
The parliamentary petitionis calling for three policy recommendations by the National Food Strategy tobe made without delay – including expanding free school meals to allhouseholds on Universal Credit.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford looks ahead to his side's top of thetable clash against Liverpool. United enter the match three points ahead ofchampions Liverpool but Rashford maintains his side are still improving.
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Food writer Jack Monroe has said the ongoing campaign around free school mealshighlights a "chasm of injustice", after pictures shared on social mediashowed inadequacies of the food parcels being given to families. Ms Monroehighlighted the need for year-round food vouchers as it was announced thatschools will not provide free school meals over February half-term, and thatcouncils should instead provide meals through the Covid Winter Grant Scheme.It comes as Footballer Marcus Rashford has stepped up pressure on BorisJohnson with a call for an urgent review of the Government’s policy in thewake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to increase funding for the poorestfamilies over Christmas in an attempt to head off a damaging revolt over freeschool meals. The Times quoted allies of the Prime..
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