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Marcus Rashford and his mother volunteer at Manchester food bank

The Manchester United and England player says he has been ‘blown away’ by local businesses offering support for his free school meals campaign after MPs voted against extending the provision into the half-term and Christmas holiday.
Marcus Rashford visited the food bank charity FareShare in Greater Manchester where a new warehouse has been named after his mother, Melanie.
Earlier this month Rashford was awarded an MBE for his work in combating child food poverty during the Covid pandemic
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    I love this guy. If only more people could show this empathy this world would be a mum nicer place

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    its a shame people still criticising rashford despite being on the forefront talking about child poverty which is a national issue and has raised awareness. rashford is a role model that kids need especially during a crisis

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    Marcus Rations

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    THANK YOU BRO !!!

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    UK government hang your heads in shame I'm not a football fan at all but this lad has shown more compassion than the whole of Parliament put together 👏👏👏👏

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    You'd litterally think he was the first person to try to get food for poor children, almost embarrassing now!

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    What a nice lad ☺️

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    What an incredible human being Marcus is… well done to him!

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    “Someone did something”! Great headline

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    lol what is that supposed to protect him from

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    Someone explain I dont understand how this is an issue people are losing there jobs so whne sending there kids to school why csnt they get free meals I dont no how we dont have any money for it but they have mo eyes to give themselves a pay rise I really dont see how people can think this is ok

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    Wonder if he would be doing it after a minimum waged 9-5.

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    Why doesn't Marcus give some of his £70k per week pay to feed the kids instead of asking the government?

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    Why is this downvoted lol? This is awesome that someone in his position would campaign for this and actually help out.

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    Admirable considering the government wants you all to starve and struggle!

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    The negative comments on here make me feel ashamed to be British. I can’t wait for Scottish Independence.

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    A top guy, gets out and does things, takes actions, not just words…..long may he continue to rattle cages in the government….from a Leeds United fan.

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    Well done Marcus

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    I wish I had been 10% of the man Marcus Rashford is.

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    So why doesn't he donate his wage down to the national average wage if he feels so strongly about it?

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    Time to move to manchester then to get me some free meals.
    Where u stopping next rashford? lmk I want some free food bro, Im hungry af
    Got any burgers left? Im in the mood for some burgers rn

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    This reminds me of when Hilary & Carlton volunteer at that homeless shelter in Fresh Prince and Carlton serves Cornish Hen.

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    don't give up the day job

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    who's paying for these "free school meals"? Why don't the parents pay for the meals and if they can't its sounds like a financial problem and the child should be temporarily moved out till the parent can get into a stable financial position.

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    Surprising that jamie oliver hasn't jumped back on the school dinner bandwagon

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    if he came from the wealthy background would he be the footballer he is today?

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    Look at all these unwashed, lefty guardian readers buying into this BS, you scruffs get benefits to buy food for your brats, but no, prefer a sky subscription or a mobile, and want more taxpayers money.

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    Great that he is making a stand. 👍

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    Is he still keeping hold of his 300k a week

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    This lad is 22 and he shows more compassion than his own government.

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    Top geezer. Sunny enitt

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    Nice to see someone doing what they believe in .unlike Lineker who said he would take in a migrant but still hasn’t found one suitable.

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    Nice photo op.

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    The visor isn’t effective though.

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    Funny that Rashford is out there volunteering and fighting for change, yet all the politicians are doing what ??!?!?!? But refusing to extend free school meals. Boils my blood

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    Rashy is classy

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    Learnt about Marcus rashford in school I'm year 3 hi Marcus

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    Four cough Guardian.

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    That's it, the rich don't understand because they haven't been through it. Bet they never had coat hangers as TV aerials neither. Fair play to this guy

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    I think it's the parents responsibility to feed their children, not that of schools, or the state. I don't understand how with the multitude of benefits available how somebody would not be able to afford to feed their children? Actually I've seen inside pubs/betting shops, I understand it perfectly.

    Hold people accountable for their actions, if the kids aren't being fed it's down to social services.

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    Proud to be British. Ashamed of our government.

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    He and his football pals get over £200,000 a week they could use some of their money to help as well

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    Genuine guy 👍🏼

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    As I'm Arsenal fan, I truly respect Marcus Rashford of saying that government should provide free school meals for kids who are from poor backgrounds. Government are yet understand it!

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