Footballer Marcus Rashford’s petition to end child food poverty will be debated by MPs today.
More than 1.1 million people have signed the Manchester United star’s petition after he launched a mission to make sure no child goes hungry.
His petition calls on the government to expand access to free school meals and provide meals and activities during school holidays.
The debate, in Westminster, will start at 4:30 p.m.
A minister will respond on behalf of the government.
Rashford successfully launched a campaign last year for the government to reverse its plans to cut free school meals during summer recess.
He succeeds once again in persuading the government to fund free school meals during the Christmas holidays.
Speaking at the time, Rashford said: âI warmly welcome the steps that have been taken to tackle child food poverty in the UK.
âThere is still a lot to do, and my immediate concern is the fact that around 1.7 million children are not benefiting from free school meals, vacations and Healthy Start vouchers because their family income is not enough. low, but the intention of the government shown today is nothing but positive and they should be recognized for it.
“The measures taken today will improve the lives of nearly 1.7 million children in the UK over the next 12 months, and this can only be celebrated.”