Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has said a £10 menu created by chef Tom Kerridge will help people in need “wake up on Christmas morning happy”.
The footballer, who was made an MBE for his food poverty campaigning, tasked Kerridge to create the menu due to his own memories of visiting the local food bank on Christmas morning.
He said he wanted families to create something special “together”.
The two-meal menu is a turkey roll with stuffing and a potato and carrot hash.
The Christmas dinner, which also includes a tray bake of vegetables, will feed up to six people, with any leftovers being used for the hash on Boxing Day.
Rashford, who has spoken about the hard times he faced during his childhood in Wythenshawe, said growing up, his family “relied on the local food bank for our Christmas dinner”.
“Christmas has a great ability to bring family together and I want as many children as possible to wake up on Christmas morning happy and without the stress of wondering where their next meal is coming from,” he said.