MARCUS RASHFORD has forced the Government into providing free school meals during holidays.
Who are Rashford’s parents?
Robert and Melanie Rashford are the parents of 22-year-old Rashford.
He’s previously opened up about how his mum helped his career by pushing for him to be signed up to Manchester United’s academy before he was 12.
“It basically gives you accommodation closer to the training facilities and a new school and she worked that hard to push it forward because she knew that was a step I needed to take,” he said.
“I needed to be eating the right food as I was growing, I needed to be close to my team-mates, my new school and my new school friends.”
Rashford has also described how his mum would do their weekly food shop at Pound World, in order to ration food supplies over seven days.
“That was the reason I ended up going [to Man Utd] at a younger age to the others, it was to help my mum with her situation and also get me out of the situation we were in,” he added.
The youngster’s plea with MP’s was rejected my the Department of EducationCredit: PA
Where did he go to school?
Rashford grew up in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
He attended Button Lane Primary School, where the number of children who receive free school meals is twice the national average.
Before he joined the United academy he played for Fletcher Moss Rangers.
Although, his initial plea was rejected, the campaign is picked up speed and was supported by MPs and other footballers alike.
The Department of Education reversed their decision and have now decided to continue giving families the school dinner allowance money they have been receiving during lockdown.
Rashford thanked the people who supported him and the cause via Twitter saying: ”I don’t even know what to say. Just look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020”.