The Manchester United striker has raised nearly £20million for charity FareShare which has helped to provide meals for nearly 2.8million children a week.
The 22-year-old was given a special recognition award from the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Eamonn O’Neal.
Marcus Rashford has been honoured with a special award for his significant charitable efforts
High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Eamonn O’Neal has given him a special recognition award
Sharing the award on Twitter, the England international said: ‘Wouldn’t normally share these types of things but this certificate is not just for me, it belongs to you all.
‘Each and every one of you that has contributed the few £s you can, you’ve all made a huge difference.’
The striker went on to say to highlight the positive work the charity have been able to carry out thanks to the donations.
The striker has raised nearly £20million for charity FareShare to help provide free meals
‘2.8million children a week are receiving meals they otherwise wouldn’t have during this lockdown because of YOUR help. I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of you all and @fareshare.
‘To be recognised by my city is a great feeling. From being young I knew that if I ever got in a position that I could help I would and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved so far. Thank you all, you’re all superstars.
‘And we won’t stop until children and their parents no longer have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. I appreciate you all, thank you to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.’
The charity have been able to help children who were reliant on free school meals before the pandemic meant children were forced to stay at home.
Speaking in April, Rashford explained he had also relied on initiatives like breakfast clubs.
He said: ‘My mum worked all day every day when I was growing up to make sure I had at least one meal on the table every night. I needed breakfast club and free school meals otherwise I didn’t eat until 8/9pm.’
United have also been involved in several fundraising efforts to help fight the pandemic.
The club pledged to deliver 60,000 meals to NHS carers and front-line staff at the end of April as part of a joint initiative with the Manchester United Foundation.
United have also been involved in several fundraising efforts during the coronavirus pandemic