After the vote result was announced, Manchester United player Mr Rashford tweeted an emotional statement about the outcome.
He tweeted: “Put aside all the noise, the digs, the party politics and let’s focus on the reality.
“A significant number of children are going to bed tonight not only hungry but feeling like they do not matter because of comments that have been made today.”
Mr Rashford added: “This is not politics, this is humanity.
“We talk about the devastating impact of COVID-19 but, if projections are anything to go by, child food poverty has the potential to become the greatest pandemic the country has ever faced.
“We must start working together and unite to protect our most vulnerable children.”