St John’s Budgens, a convenience store located in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, recently pledged its supports for the Marcus Rashford food poverty campaign in light of recent news that school meal vouchers will not cover all holiday periods. St John's Budgens will now allow school children visiting the store and accompanied by an adult to claim free food for their lunch.
Avtar “Sid” Sidhu, the owner of the St John’s Budgens, commented on the initiative, stating: “This is all about humanity. I just wanted to reach out to our community and offer our services at this difficult time. I have been following Marcus Rashford’s campaign and was disappointed that MPs did not back the bill so decided to do something. We just want to become a bit of a beacon in the local area. This is an affluent area but there are always people around here who need to use school vouchers and we also have a lot of single parents around here.”
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