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By Zaynah Atanda, CNB News

(CNB News) – The United Kingdom government has extended its food voucher scheme for vulnerable school children following a campaign led by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.

The England forward wrote a letter to members of the House Of Commons on Monday requesting them not to stop free school meals for disadvantaged children when term finishes.

Vouchers were given out over the holiday buy only runs during term the and so was due to end next month.

Rashford’s campaign to force the government to rethink its stance.

”Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic the prime minister fully understands that children and parents face an entirely unprecedented situation over the summer.” a spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

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