Supporting Rashford’s call for the Govt to U-turn on free school meals

Manchester United football player, Marcus Rashford, has written an open letter to all MPs, urging the Government to extend its free school meal scheme into the summer holidays.

Responding to the letter, Callum Robertson, Liberal DeomocratParliamentary Spokesman for Clacton said:

Marcus is absolutely right in calling for the retention of free school meals. Far too many children go hungry during the summer holidays, even more in the circumstances we find ourselves in this year.

Many families will be struggling financially, will be in insecure work and will be worrying about losing their jobs. Already there are 1.3 million children eligible for food vouchers. This number is only likely to increase due to the pandemic.

I am joining Liberal Democrat MPs in strongly urging the Government to think again and reverse their decision to scrap free school meal vouchers over the summer.

Marcus’ letter is below:

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