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Home   /   Sport & Politics Review: Marcus Rashford’s Free-School Meals Initiative

The government have announced they are to spend more than £400million to support poor children and their families in England, following a campaign to end food poverty by footballer Marcus Rashford.

A winter grant scheme, to be run by local councils, will provide support with food and bills, and the holiday food and activities programme is to be expanded.

Marcus Rashford said: “it would improve the lives of almost 1.7 million children”.

After Boris Johnson and the government along with several conservative MPs initially voted against extending free-school meals beyond the summer holidays, has the image and confidence in them from the general public worsened as a result, despite the U-turn on their decision?

Why has it taken so long for the government to support an initiative which aids future generations, and impacts the lives of children in Britain?

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