The England international was provided with a large sum of money to fund his free meals cause.
revealed that he received a phone call from England Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivering the news that the government is ready to donate £170 million to his recent charity work. After the Red Devils win againstEverton
the player said: “Following the game today, I had a good conversation with the Prime Minister to better understand the proposed plan, and I very much welcome the steps that have been taken to combat child food poverty in the UK.
“There is still so much more to do, and my immediate concern is the approximate 1.7 million children who miss out on free school meals, holiday provision and Healthy Start vouchers because their family income isn’t quite low enough, but the intent the Government have shown today is nothing but positive and they should be recognized for that.
“The steps made today will improve the lives of near 1.7 million children in the UK over the next 12 months, and that can only be celebrated.”
It is reported that the received funds will be extended to most of the holiday breaks in 2021. The Reds player was happy with his efforts and the effort of those who joined him on this campaign to end child hunger in schools. It is said that the funds will be delivered to local authorities from beginning of December under the administration of England councils.