Boris Johnson congratulates Marcus Rashford personally over free school meals campaign to ‘help the neediest’


BORIS Johnson today spoke with footballer Marcus Rashford today to congratulate him on his campaign to get kids free school meals vouchers over the summer.

The PM revealed he had chatted with the Manchester United striker this afternoon following his u-turn over giving kids extra help with food over the school holidays.

The PM thanked the footballer for his campaign today when the pair spoke
Rashford spoke with the PM today

Rashford has been campaigning for the Government to change their minds after it was revealed that the £15 a week supermarket voucher system would stop at the end of term.

Usually it does not run through the holidays but ministers had made an exception for the half term and Easter breaks – because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Boris told this evening’s press conference: “I talked to Marcus today and congratulated him on his campaign.

“I thank him for what he has done, I think he is right to draw attention to this issue.

“It is right that we should be looking after the families of the most vulnerable and neediest right now, that is why we have the Covid summer food plan. I hope it will make a big difference to those kids and those families.”




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