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Marcus Rashford has once again called on the government to expand the food voucher system

Marcus Rashford said that it “is not beaten, but” after the government rejected his plea for the food voucher system to be extended.

The Manchester United forward has refused to give up his campaign to help vulnerable children who have been entitled to free meals during the coronavirus lock that you continue to receive them during summer holidays.

He has written an emotion open letter to Members of parliament, in which he said: “the system is not built for families like mine to succeed “, but the Ministry of Education said that it would not go back on its decision.

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said the Prime Minister will respond to Rashford of the letter “as soon as he can” and welcomed ” the assistance of his profile in a positive way to highlight some very important issues “.

The work of the Mps used a debate in parliament on Tuesday to call for an extension of the free school meal voucher scheme in England.

Rashford, who has raised £20m to boost the food distribution with the charity FareShare, has admitted to using food banks and receiving free meals as a child.

Writing in The Time on Tuesday, he said: “Today, I focus on a trophy that represents something much bigger than football.

“A half-turn on the decision to stop the free food voucher scheme during the summer holidays could help us reach the next round, but we still have a long way to go as a country to finally lift the trophy.

“In this case, the trophy is the fight against child poverty.

“I don’t pretend to have the training of a MEMBER of parliament, but I do have a social education. I am clued up on the difference of a half-turn to the decision concerning the 1.3 million vulnerable children across the UK who are registered for free school meals because 10 years ago I was one of them. “

The national voucher system was introduced in March to help low-income families feed their children, when the schools were closed, under lock measures in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gift vouchers with a value of € 15 per week are eligible for the families of the order of 1.3 m children in England, who are on free school meals, but the ministers announced earlier this month that the system would not run during the summer holiday period.

“Why is it that our future has no importance?’

Rashford, of which the letter has been welcomed by education officials and teachers ‘unions, has added in a series of tweets:” When you wake up this morning and run your shower, take a second to think about parents who have had their water turned off for the lock.

“When you turn on your kettle to make a cup of tea or coffee, think of those parents who have had to default on the electricity bill payments to make ends meet having lost their jobs in the course of the pandemic.

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Rashford of former coach Dave Horrocks said that the Manchester United striker is to inspire future generations by speaking out on social issues

Rashford of former coach Dave Horrocks said that the Manchester United striker is to inspire future generations by speaking out on social issues

“And when you head to the fridge to grab the milk, stop and recognize that the parents of at least 200,000 children across the country this morning, wake up to empty the shelves.

“To recognize children across the country are this morning, in good faith, questioning” why? “9 out of 30 children in any classroom are now asking ‘why?’ “Why is it that our future has no importance? “‘

Rashford letter to Mps has been supported by the mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Mr. Khan wrote on Twitter: “I may be a Londoner and the fans of Liverpool, but I support @ManUtd’s @MarcusRashford.

“As a child, I benefited from free school meals. The Government must extend its free school meal scheme for underprivileged children during the summer holidays. (And her mom must be very proud.) “

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Emma Paton reports on Marcus Rashford’s “emotional, passionate letter” to all Members, urging the UK government to reconsider its decision not to run the current food system good during the summer school holidays

Emma Paton reports on Marcus Rashford’s “emotional, passionate letter” to all Members, urging the UK government to reconsider its decision not to run the current food system good during the summer school holidays

The Labour Party will appeal the decision to be reversed in the framework of its Holidays without Hunger campaign.

In response to Rashford of the letter, a Department of Education spokesperson said: “free school meals are usually term time only, and the national voucher scheme will not work during the summer holidays. ”

They added: “Thousands of children will also receive extra support through our Holiday Activities and Diet program, that offers activities and free meals during the summer holidays. ”

In Wales, the devolved government, the minister of education, Kirsty Williams said she had ” already committed to provide free school meals during the summer holidays “.

“Well done Marcus Rashford – I wish you all the best in this campaign,” she added.

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