Cadent pays 40k meals helping children avoid hunger: Gas network Cadent has promised to pay for 40,000 meals to help vulnerable children and family throughout the UK avoid the worst impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the developing economic fallout.
The action follows a influx of support for the cause throughout the country after Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford MBE took to fighting for the cause – Cadent controls the gas network all over Manchester and has donated the funds for the meals to FareShare, the charity Mr Rashford openly supports.
The news follows controversy over the government’s unwillingness to extend a free school meals scheme after term times.
CEO Steve Fraser announced: “We’re one big family here at Cadent. Looking out for and looking after people – especially those in vulnerable situations – is just what we do. We don’t want to see anyone go hungry and really feel this donation is the right thing to do.”
Cadent pays 40k meals helping children avoid hunger