Footballer Marcus Rashford MBE has criticised the companies that the government has handed contracts to this winter to supply free school meals to struggling families, after several members of the public took to social media to share images of the hampers they received.

One woman said that if she had purchased the items at Asda, she could’ve done so for just £5.22, rather than the £30 that is supposed to be spent on the hampers.

Marcus Rashford MBE then got involved got involved in the debate by saying:

The Department for Education has responded saying:

We are looking into this.

We have clear guidelines and standards for food parcels, which we expect to be followed. Parcels should be nutritious and contain a varied range of food.