McDonald’s is offering 1 million free meals to families in the UK, joining Marcus Rashford’s campaign to make sure disadvantaged kids don’t go hungry over half-term.
McDonald’s have partnered with FareShare, the food charity backed by Manchester United striker Rashford for the cause.
McDonald’s in a tweet said: “We are proud to announce a partnership with FareShare to provide 1 million meals for families in need. Our funding will enable the urgent redistribution of meals across the next couple of weeks to those in greatest need.”
We are proud to announce a partnership with @FareShareUK to provide 1 million meals for families in need. Our funding will enable the urgent redistribution of meals across the next couple of weeks to those in greatest need.
— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) October 23, 2020
Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonald’s for UK & Ireland, said: “As a business we are committed to supporting and serving the communities in which we operate.
“In these challenging times, we know it’s more important than ever to support those most in need.”
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO, also commented: “McDonald’s is showing real leadership in supporting the most vulnerable in society to get access to healthy food at this critical time.
“The funding will enable the equivalent of 1 million meals to be redistributed to our charity network very swiftly, and we are very grateful for their urgent support.”