Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will be awarded an MBE today by the Duke of Cambridge for his campaign to support vulnerable children.
Rashford, 24, is being recognised for his campaign last summer to ensure no child in need went hungry, which resulted in the Government changing policy over its free school meals vouchers during lockdown.
The England forward has maintained his drive for social change by forming a child food poverty taskforce, which has linked up with some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and food brands.
Most recently, Rashford urged people to write to their MP demanding an end to the ‘child hunger pandemic’, stating that ‘devastatingly’, child food poverty is getting worse.
He now aids the National Food Strategy, whose strategy has three recommendations aimed to guarantee that every child at risk of going hungry gets some good food every day.
Rashford has also been outspoken on racial inequality, Universal Credit and has supported campaigns to aid children with hearing impairments.