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Rashford 'overwhelmed with pride' as UK government agrees to new child food poverty plan

 


The Manchester United star appears to have forced another change of Downing Street policy over the provision of help to disadvantaged youngsters

Marcus Rashford says he has been left "overwhelmed with pride" after his latest campaigning prompted the UK government to propose a new plan to combat child food poverty.


The striker spoke with prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday after Manchester United's 3-1 Premier League win at Everton, to discuss help for underprivileged families in the winter months.


Rashford has been leading a campaign to have the government's free school meals scheme extended over the holidays to help struggling families, particularly those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the latest UK lockdown measures.

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