Mesut Ozil puts support behind ending child poverty as Arsenal star donates 1,400 meals a DAY to 11 North London schools

Mesut Ozil puts support behind ending child poverty as Arsenal star donates 1,400 meals a DAY to 11 North London schools

MESUT OZIL has pledged to help end child poverty after donating 1,400 meals a DAY to 11 North London schools.

The selfless Gunners star, 32, began supporting local food shelters at the beginning of lockdown in March.

With the coronavirus pandemic leaving at-need families stranded, Ozil was quick to react to help his community.

But now – seemingly inspired by Marcus Rashford's heroic works for charity – Ozil has begun helping schools as well.

Selected children in the country are entitled to a free meal per day – but not during the school holidays.

Manchester United star Rashford has been lobbying the Government for months demanding that changes.

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Earlier this year he enjoyed huge success, feeding around 1.3million needy kids during the summer holidays – and earning himself an MBE in the process – while raising over £20m for charity FareShare.

However, his plans to feed children during the current half-term break were rejected – with the England ace taking matters into his own hands.

Rashford tweeted a passionate message pleading with the Government to extend free school meals after MPs rejected his motion.

And a hoard of local restaurants and cafes answered the call, pledging to dish out food to those in need during the school break – with McDonald's offering up one million meals.

Now it seems Ozil is doing the same in areas around North London, including Barnet, Enfield and Hertfordshire.

On Tuesday, pictures circulated on social media showing the German star's incredible act of generosity.

One image showed boxes of food in a crate which had been sent to Whitings Hill school in Barnet.

The bumper package is claimed to be able to feed around 70 children for a whole week.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg, with Ozil also supplying free meals to TEN other schools in the area.

All in all, it's claimed the Gunners ace is handing out 1,400 meals every day to those in need.

This is just the latest charitable endeavour of Ozil, with the Arsenal man helping to feed over 100,000 homeless people and paying for 1,000 children's surgeries.

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