Grocers and suppliers sign up to Rashford’s food poverty taskforce

Rashford, Marcus

A host of UK grocers and suppliers have signed up to a new food poverty taskforce set up by footballer Marcus Rashford.

Manchester United star Rashford made headlines in June when his campaign to extend free school meals over the summer forced the government into a U-turn on the issue. 

His new food poverty taskforce will see grocers and suppliers lobby the government for spending in the autumn statement to support vulnerable children. 

A list of businesses including Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Deliveroo, Iceland, Kellogg’s, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have all joined the taskforce and pledged to hand over their social media channels to share stories of children affected by food insecurity over the next six weeks. 

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