Leeds United have supported Marcus Rashford’s campaign to give children in need free meals with the Whites pledging £25,000.
Manchester United star Rashford is determined to do what he can to end child food poverty in the UK.
He has been urging the Government to continue their free school meals programme over the upcoming school holidays.
That was voted down though plenty of businesses up and down the country are offering meals to those who need it.
And Leeds captain Liam Cooper has revealed that the Whites, who beat Aston Villa on Friday night, are pledging money to the cause.
Cooper tweeted: "Let's do this Leeds! No children should ever go hungry. £25k guaranteed from the Leeds squad. We stand with you Marcus Rashford."
While the skipper also told Sky Sports News: "Me and the players are really fortunate and we are in a position to help and therefore we are delighted to support the campaign from Leeds City Council inspired by Marcus. No kids should go to bed hungry.”
Fast food giants McDonald’s are offering one million free meals for families amid Rashford’s calls for those in need to be fed.
Daily Star pledges £2k to FareShare to help make sure children don't go hungry over half term
Rashford, who relied on free school meals as a kid, has been helping at FareShare foodbank in Greater Manchester alongside his mum Melanie.
The England and United striker said: "When we stumble, there will always be a community to pick us up. For many that’s a foodbank.
"The real superstars in this country can be found in the heart of most cities, towns and villages, working tirelessly to support our most vulnerable across the UK.
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"As FareShare and other food-related charities approach one of the toughest winters on record, with demand higher than ever before, it is important that I lend my support wherever it is needed.
"A lot of these volunteers have themselves suffered unemployment as a result of the pandemic, yet they still strive to help others less fortunate.
"That to me is the greatest example of what we can do, and the difference we can make, when we just work together."
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