Morrisons launches prepackaged bags that allow customers to donate a “balanced mix” to grocery banks with prices starting at £ 1
- Pre-packaged food bank donations have been on sale in Morrisons across the UK
- In response to food banks being flooded with too many of the same products
- "Pick-up packs" priced between £ 1 and £ 5 have been praised by social media users
Morrisons was recognized for a new initiative that makes it easier for customers to make donations from food banks in addition to their usual grocery shopping.
The supermarket has announced that customers can now purchase a pickup package of items for grocery banks after the system was rolled out nationally.
The prepackaged bags cost between £ 1 and £ 5 and are filled with items requested by local food banks and schools, including balanced groceries and toiletries.
The debate continues on the best way to tackle food poverty amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Footballer Marcus Rashford works with supermarkets and grocery companies to make sure children don't go hungry.
Morrisons offers "pick-up bags" (pictured) for customers who wish to donate prepackaged items to food banks
Morrisons said it launched the bags to make things easier for the food banks, which are often overflowing with products like pasta and bread. So buyers don't have to spend time browsing the shelves trying to figure out what to buy.
Forward messages TwitterThe supermarket wrote, "We're making it easy for you to assist with family-specific pick-up packages at the front of the store as well, offering a balanced mix of products requested by local food banks and schools."
Pick-up packs are often placed at the entrance to the supermarket and can be picked up by customers arriving to shop. You will be paid at the checkout.
The packs are then placed in specially designed trolleys and taken to the local grocery bank. Each Morrisons office works with schools and food banks in their area to ensure that products and items are targeted towards those most in demand.
The idea was originally suggested by Morrison's associate Michelle Leary, who lives in Basingstoke. It has now been introduced at the national level following a local process.
Morrisons announced the initiative is in response to local food banks getting an overwhelming amount of the same products. Pictured: a Morrisons employee in Saint Ives
A stream of impressed shoppers praised Morrisons and urged other supermarkets to follow suit.
“This is a great idea and I will definitely do it the next time I go to Morrisons. Before I was in, I saw the bags in the grocery bank a little after paying but couldn't figure out how to add one. Perhaps a poster at the entrances would help (I'm sorry if I miss it), ”wrote one.
Another said, “I really love this idea! Much easier to remember to put it in my cart or basket and just a small addition to my own purchase. Thank you, Morrisons #FoodHeroes #FoodBank #FoodDonation & # 39;
A stream of impressed customers took to Twitter to announce that they will be buying a pickup bag with their groceries
A third added, “What a great idea to offer balanced foods so that each of us can help, not just businesses. More deals need to consider & # 39;
A fourth agreed: "Great initiative, well done Morrisons."
The nonprofit supermarket was also commended for announcing that it will donate 15,000 lunch boxes to schools and food banks every day, amid continued pressure from the government to offer free school meals to children during half-time.
Supermarkets across the UK have responded to calls for free meals for school children during half-time. There is concern that children without access to a daily school lunch will starve.
The campaign, led by Marcus Rashford, was welcomed by companies such as Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Deliveroo, FareShare, the Food Foundation, Island, Kellogg & # 39; s, Lidl, Sainsbury & # 39; s, Tesco and Waitrose.
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