Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021

Marcus Rashford gets call from Boris who calls free school meals 'unacceptable'

Marcus Rashford has had a call from the Prime Minister, who said he is ‘committed to correcting’ the UK’s free school meals scandal.

The Manchester United striker and child poverty campaigner slammed the food packages vulnerable families were receiving as ‘not good enough’, after pictures of scant offerings began circulating social media yesterday.

In a tweet this morning, he said: ‘Just had a good conversation with the Prime Minister.

‘He has assured me that he is committed to correcting the issue with the food hampers and that a full review of the supply chain is taking place.

‘He agrees that images of hampers being shared on Twitter are unacceptable.’

More to follow.

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