Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford continues his crusade against child poverty and has pointed out that the situation is getting worse rather than better.
The player, who received a title from the Queen for his fight against poverty, has also outlined the lines of action he intends to carry out to tackle a problem that affects more than 2.5 million children in the United Kingdom .
Rashford wants the free meals offered by the schools to be available to all those children between 7 and 18 years old in households that do not reach an income of 20,000 pounds per year, to obtain financing for the activities that the children do during the holidays, as well as increase aid to households with pregnant women and children under five and improve investment in communication campaigns that focus on highlighting the importance of the program that provides food checks to buy milk, fruit and vegetables.
Rashford, who grew up in a low-income family and has always spoken out to eradicate poverty and improve children’s education, is for the government to support and fund these measures. According to data from the foundation “The Food Foundation”, 17% of households with children are insecure to feed them.
“The whole country supported the England team this summer, so let’s put these figures in football terms: You can fill 27 stadiums like Wembley with the 2.5 million suffering children to see if they will be able to eat today,” Rashford said. EFE (HN)