MARCUS Rashford became more enthusiastic about fighting to eradicate poverty among children.
He has stepped up the fight to end child food poverty, when he received an MBE award for his efforts.
The Manchester United star and England international reacted after the announcement was made in the Queen’s delayed Birthday Honours,.
Rashford asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to expand the free school meal scheme.
The 22-year-old young man sees the award as an impetus for efforts to form a special counseling team to help overcome children’s food poverty.
“The struggle to protect vulnerable children is not over. I will do it for the community and family I have met and talked to.”
“I would be doing my community, and the families I have met and spoken with, an injustice if I didn’t use this opportunity to respectfully urge the Prime Minister to support our children during the October half-term with an extension of the voucher scheme, as the furlough scheme comes to an end and we face increased unemployment.”
Rashford became a national hero after he successfully lobbied the Government into a U-turn over its free school meals policy during lockdown, ensuring children in need would receive meals across the summer.
And he has spoken about his own childhood when his mum Melanie went hungry so she could feed her children and he paid tribute to her after the Prime Minister recommended him for the MBE.