England forward Rashford has helped charity FareShare reach a goal of supplying three million meals to vulnerable children in the United Kingdom by the end of June amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday , Rashford published an open letter pleading with the UK government not to stop a food voucher scheme , which was set up to guarantee meals to children when schools were shut down in March , next month.
In the letter , Rashford spoke about his own experiences growing up and went into more details during an interview with the BBC .
she had five kids all living in the same house. The programme that I started at 11 years old , you’re supposed to start it at 12 years old , ” he said.Advertisement
“It basically gives you accommodation closer to the training facilities and a new school and she worked that hard to push it forward because she knew that was a step I needed to take.
“I needed to be eating the right food as I was growing , I needed to be close to my team-mates , my new school and my new school friends. She made that decision when I was 11 years old and United allowed it.
“That was the reason I ended up going at a younger age to the others , it was to help my mum with her situation and also get me out of the situation we were in. So there is always a big element of sacrifice to get to the top level and that’s the one we had to make.”