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Marcus Rashford: Footballer’s free food tweets made into Google map

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

24th Oct, 2020. 11:56 am
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Marcus Rashford

Footballer Marcus Rashford has begun a campaign to provide free meals for children.

His campaign has expanded so much that it has been turned into an interactive Google Map.

Joe Freeman is manually adding locations of each individual offering to help provide free food for the needy.

He is using tweets by Rashford, who is sharing messages from local businesses that have pledged to support his campaign. Ministers have ruled out expanding the activity beyond term time.

Mr. Freeman is from South London and is a father of two. He said that some children require food while his family does not need it.

Mr. Freeman said, “I was eating my lunch, reading Marcus Rashford’s tweets and thinking, ‘this is amazing, wouldn’t it be great if we could see them all in one place,’”

“It was easy to do – I started off just by searching by each restaurant and the place they were from.”

He is now working on a website where restaurants will be able to fill in a form and request to be included in the map – and he hopes this will become a more automated process. Data is also starting to be pulled automatically from Rashford’s Twitter feed rather than being added by hand.

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