Man Utd star Marcus Rashford shares photo of a food parcel sent to a family insisting it's 'not good enough'

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by

MARCUS RASHFORD vented his anger on Twitter as he shared a food parcel sent to a family intended to last for three days.

The Manchester United striker has long campaigned for free school meals to be dished out to vulnerable children during the coronavirus crisis.

Man Utd star Marcus Rashford shares photo of a food parcel sent to a family insisting it's 'not good enough'
Marcus Rashford is continuing his quest to ensure no child goes without food during lockdownCredit: Getty Images - Getty

And Rashford is continuing to ensure that those that require free school meals will be given the necessary food until at least the February half term.

Those eligible for free school meals are entitled to £30 food vouchers, though some parents have stated they have received food bundles instead that cost a fraction of the price.

One mum took to Twitter to share her experience, before claiming that instead of £30 worth of food, she only received a bundle she believes was worth £5.22.

Rashford immediately replied to her tweet, as he said: "Where is this being rolled out?

"If families are entitled to £30 worth of food, why is there delivery only equating to just over £5?!

"1 child or 3, this what they are receiving? Unacceptable."

He followed this up by tweeting: "Children deserve better than this..."

Rashford then posted a picture of another family's small food bundle that was meant to last for three days.

Captioning the image, he remarked: "3 days of food for 1 family... Just not good enough."

Quote tweeting the image, he added: "Then imagine we expect the children to engage in learning from home.

"Not to mention the parents who, at times, have to teach them who probably haven't eaten at all so their children can... We MUST do better. This is 2021."

The Department for Education then declared they would be looking into the matter to ensure families were receiving nutritious food parcels.

A tweet read: "We are looking into this. We have clear guidelines and standards for food parcels, which we expect to be followed.

"Parcels should be nutritious and contain a varied range of food."

Rashford teamed up with Child Food Poverty Taskforce last month to stop kids going hungry over the Christmas break.

The 23-year-old's tireless commitment to ensure children were not going hungry earned him an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours.



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