Mars Food, home of popular foodservice brands DOLMIO PROFESSIONAL® and UNCLE BEN’S PROFESSIONAL®, is the latest company to join Marcus Rashford’s Child Food Poverty Task Force in the effort to #EndChildFoodPoverty.
Alongside the likes of Heinz, Deliveroo and Kellogg’s, Mars Food will be supporting key policy recommendations put forward to the government calling for better equality in the UK’s food system which has been worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. With many children relying on school meals for their only meal of the day, Mars Food foodservice brands fully understands the problems that many pupils face.
The announcement builds on the work Mars Food has been committed to this year, following its partnership with the Trussell Trust, encouraging the nation to STAND AGAINST HUNGER®. Research commissioned for that partnership revealed that 77% of consumers are worried about the negative impact the Coronavirus pandemic may have on poverty and specifically children’s access to healthy meals.
Marcus Rashford, Professional England footballer and founder of the #EndChildFoodPoverty initiative is delighted to have the leading foodservice brand on board:
“The addition of Mars Food strengthens our messaging and offers us a greater platform for voices to be heard. I am proud that this Task Force, with the addition of Mars Food, is committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. We must protect and support the next generation.”
Craig Sargeant, General Manager at Mars Food, shares Marcus’ passion for the #EndChildFoodPoverty initiative:
“We are proud to stand alongside Marcus during this moment and show our support for the campaign. We know we have a platform to elevate this important social issue and we believe our voice can help make a difference to families who are trapped in poverty. This year we are already working with the Trussell Trust to Stand Against Hunger and support the distribution of two million meals to vulnerable families and raise awareness of the issue of poverty in the UK.”
To find out more about the range of foodservice products the Mars Food offer please visit: www.mars-foodservice.co.uk