Marcus Rashford to Receive City of Manchester Award for Food Poverty Campaign

The 22-year-old's campaign to offer free school meals during holidays has been supported by business all over the country.

October 29th 2020

Marcus Rashford will be presented with a City of Manchester award for his campaign to end child food poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The England striker has led the charge to end child food poverty in the UK, and with the Government refusing to extend provision beyond the summer holidays, Rashford’s campaign has inspired local businesses across the country to step up and support the initiative.

The 22-year-old, who grew up in the Wythenshawe in Manchester, is expected to receive the award formally when coronavirus measures allow following his “outstanding and exceptional contribution to the city.”

This is the latest accolade the youngster has been awarded following his MBE in the Queen’s Honour’s list earlier in the year.

Rashford keeps showcasing why he is a national treasure and thanks to his hard work, many more children will be fed this half term at a time where there is so much uncertainty.