Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has contributed his own quota to aid Marcus Rashford’s campaign which is set up to end child food poverty as the Arsenal man provided 1,400 free lunchtime meals for the rest of the week to schools in London.
Marcus Rashford (MBE) launched another attempt weeks ago to have the government provide meals over the holiday but came up short in Parliament. However, other organisations have since stepped in.
The Arsenal outcast has, however, given his own donation to Marcus Rashford’s campaign to feed hungry children having donated 1,400 meals.
Manchester United forward Rashford has been campaigning for the provision of food vouchers by the government to kids who normally receive free meals during term time if their parents receive welfare support during school holidays.
Ozil combined with Barnet Sunday Football League (BSFL), chef Stefan Peppert and German Chefs Catering in Knightsbridge to contribute their means to fuel meals to 12 schools in Barnet and surrounding areas.
The BSFL and schools posted pictures of the meals on Twitter on Tuesday with Ozil’s logo featuring on the boxes.
“We are very grateful to Mesut Ozil and Stefan Peppert for getting involved with our initiative, and the volunteers on the project who have worked tirelessly throughout,” a BSFL representative tells talkSPORT.
“We have raised over 3,000 pounds so far, with 1,400 meals per day prepared and delivered to schools.”