Marcus Rashford has told the BBC he is disappointed by the government response to his calls for more action on child food poverty.
The footballer said a letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson showed “a lack of empathy… towards protecting our most vulnerable”.
Mr Williamson said the government was committed to supporting those in need, but did not fully back his Child Food Poverty taskforce.
Rashford, 22, is pressing MPs to go further in tackling hunger in families.
The Manchester United forward successfully campaigned to extend free school meals this summer, prompting a government U-turn on the issue.