As the conversation continues around school meal provision in the UK, we have been inspired by Marcus Rashford’s work rallying efforts with UK businesses to provide children meals, after it was announced that the government would not be extending free meal vouchers for the upcoming school holidays.
Rashford, a Manchester local, has been incredibly vocal setting up a UK Government and Parliament petition to end child food poverty. He’s successfully given a voice to a campaign he cares a lot about, bringing awareness to the situation in the media, and rallying support from other key figures.
He has been sharing the locations of and signal boosting restaurants and other businesses providing meals, some of which you can see on his Twitter.
As a Manchester business, we wanted to do more than just talk about the campaign, so Influx Digital will be rallying behind those businesses who have been kind enough to offer up free meals for the children that need them.
Founder and Managing Director James Whittall had this to say: “We want to have conversations with these small businesses to see how we can help out most effectively. We’re hoping to offer as much as we can from our digital marketing portfolio as a gesture to these businesses who can help out in ways we cannot.
This could be as simple as claiming Google My Business listings, ensuring all their information is up to date, or as complex as setting them up on Google Ads. This support obviously isn’t unlimited but we hope it will be helpful.”
We’ll be reaching out to local small businesses this week. Businesses who sign up will be invited to a video consultation to discuss their needs and how we can help. This will be targeted at Greater Manchester initially and we encourage service providers to do the same in their local areas where possible.
If you want to take part, please get in touch here.