Local restaurant rallies behind Marcus Rashford after MPs reject free school meal plan


SINCE the beginning of the pandemic, Marcus Rashford has been campaigning for free school meals for disadvantaged children only to see his latest proposal being rejected by Parliament earlier this week.

Since then, businesses have stormed to Twitter and showed their support by promising to provide free meals to those who need it most.

On Friday morning, Rashford was busy retweeting all the businesses that pledged their support including local restaurant Pabna located in Leek.

Manager of Pabna, Mohammed Shahiq, was amazed by the support from the Manchester United striker. He said: “For him to get the recognition and to get the word out to people is awesome, but to be recognised by Marcus Rashford is unbelievable.

“We helped out early in the pandemic and we are still doing the same, providing meals to children and supporting wherever it’s needed.”

Shahiq is hopeful that other businesses will follow Pabna and show their support. He added: “It’s not about one business, it’s about us coming together as a community. I think that’s the best to look forward to it.”

Later that day, Rashford and his mother were spotted at a local foodbank showing his continued efforts towards his campaign.


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