The Red Devils star emerged as a champion of social justice in the fight against child hunger last year. His efforts appear to be bearing fruit as a large section of the vulnerable society has directly benefitted.
Fareshare has now revealed that they have provided an equivalent of 128.5 million meals over the last year. It is welcome news at a time when more than nine in ten local authorities had seen an increase in the use of the food bank.
The time span marks a year of the charity partnering with the United striker. Rashford brought child food poverty to national attention following his campaign to expand the free school meal provisions in March 2020.
Rashford’s efforts forced the government to make a u-turn on plans not to fund free meals for school kids during the summer break. This has proved to be a godsend to those dependent on the scheme.
Following Rashford’s lead, a group of charities and corporates have been encouraged to promote initiatives to tackle the issue. The likes of The Food Foundation, McDonald’s and Deliveroo have come forward to deliver.
Fareshare has admitted that Rashford’s efforts alone managed to pay for the food equivalent of more than 21 million meals. It would appear he is capable of making as much a huge difference off the field too.
Speaking on the issue, Rashford too admitted that it has been a pleasure to work along with the charity in making life easier for those in need.
“I’ve made no secret of my desire to see the end of hunger and food insecurity but for the need we have right now Fareshare are doing a phenomenal job and I will continue to provide them with as much support as they need.”
Meanwhile, on the field, Rashford was absent from United training as the club prepare themselves to face Granada. Having picked up a knock against Brighton, it remains to be seen if he will be deemed fit to feature on Thursday.