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Free meals for vulnerable families

Man Utd have ensured their local community have not gone hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like many clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Manchester United and their charity Manchester United Foundation have been working to support families in their local area requiring food donations.

More than 30,000 items of food and drink from the club's stadium bars, kitchen and hospitality areas were shared with local groups and charities, while Manchester United Foundation committed £100,000 of funding to purchase bulk supplies to support local food banks and food groups who have seen an increase in demand during the crisis.

"It is a fundamental human right to have access to food," said John Shiels, Chief Executive of Manchester United Foundation.

"Our aim is to ensure we can provide a decent meal for as many people as possible, thereby giving them some hope and motivation for the future."

As part of a fan-led campaign, Man Utd also joined forces with Manchester City at the start of the pandemic to each donate £50,000 to local food banks via the Trussell Trust.

Marcus Rashford deservedly earned praise after he teamed up with charity FareShare to help raise £20million, ensuring four million meals could be distributed to vulnerable people.

He later played a key role in ensuring free school meal vouchers would be provided during the summer holidays.

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