At least 100 organisations have provided to supply free school meals throughout half term, motivated by footballer Marcus Rashford’s project to end child food poverty.
On Thursday, Rashford encouraged anybody wanting to join him to tweet using the hashtag #endchildfoodpoverty and he would retweet with a locator, saying he was “blown away” by the support he ‘d gotten.
By 2pm on Friday, he had retweeted at least 80 such offers.
Blown away by news of regional businesses stepping up to fill the voucher plan deficit throughout the October half term. Altruism, kindness, togetherness, this is the England I understand
Add #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY to your tweets so I can track them. I will share as many as I can ♥
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 22, 2020
Those providing to help varied from cafes, sandwich shops and pubs, to charities, catering business and restaurant chains, such as the Huge Smoke Brewery.
A few of those participating lie in locations where they have to close due to brand-new lockdown measures.
Councils in Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Wigan and Doncaster are amongst those across the nation to have pledged support, along with those of several London boroughs consisting of Lambeth, Redbridge and Hammersmith and Fulham.
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