Footballer’s request comes after Boris Johnson admits quality of some food parcels was sub-standard

Marcus Rashford has called for an urgent and comprehensive review of the free school meals system across the UK in the wake of the controversy over the pitiful standard of some food parcels delivered to struggling families in England over the past few days by private catering firms.

The footballer’s End Child Food Poverty alliance has asked the government to review whether free school meals are available to enough families, whether the level of funding is adequate, and what school food lessons can be learned from the impact of the pandemic on low-income families.

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