Morrisons introduces pre-packed bags for customers to donate a ‘nutritionally balanced mix of products’ to food banks with prices starting at £1
- Pre-packed donations for food banks have gone on sale at Morrisons across UK
- In response to food banks being flooded with too much of the same products
- ‘Pick-up packs’ priced between £1 to £5 have been praised by social media users
Morrisons has been praised for a new initiative that makes it easier for customers to make food bank donations alongside their usual grocery shopping.
The supermarket has announced that customers can now purchase a ‘pick-up pack’ filled with items for food banks after the scheme was rolled out nationally.
Priced between £1 to £5, Morrisons posted about the pre-packed donations on Twitter, saying: ‘We’re making it easy for you to support too with family specific pick- up packs at the front of store, offering a nutritionally balanced mix of products which have been requested by local food banks and schools.’
Many responses to the post praised the food store and said that more supermarkets should embrace the idea.
Morrisons are offering ‘pick-up bags’ (pictured) for customers who want pre-packed items to donate to food banks
The ‘pick-up bags’ are being offered in response to food banks frequently being overwhelmed with too much of a certain product.
Placed around the supermarket, customers are able to purchase the carefully selected donations with their shopping.
Morrisons is working closely with a number of food banks to ensure the selection of non-perishable and sanitary products are best suited to those in need in each area.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the idea was pitched by Morrisons employee, Michelle Leary who lives in Basingstoke.
The initiative was trialled because customers were struggling to decide what to purchase for donations, before being rolled out nationally.
Morrisons revealed the initiative is in response to local food banks receiving an overwhelming amount of the same products. Pictured: An employee at Morrisons in Saint Ives
A stream of impressed shoppers have praised Morrisons and are urging other supermarkets to follow suit.
‘This is a great idea and I’ll definitely do this next time I’m in Morrisons. When I’ve previously been in, I saw the bags in the food bank bit after paying but couldn’t work out how to add one. Maybe a poster at entrances advertising it would help (sorry f I miss it though),’ wrote one.
Another said: ‘I really love this idea! It’s much easier to remember to pop it in my trolley or basket, and just a small addition to my own shopping. Thank you Morrisons #FoodHeroes #FoodBank #FoodDonation’
A third added: ‘What a great idea to provide balanced food enabling each of us to help out rather than just businesses. More stores need to consider’
Agreeing, a fourth wrote: ‘Terrific initiative well done Morrisons’
The charitable supermarket has also been praised for announcing that they will be donating 15,000 lunchboxes daily to schools and food banks, amid ongoing pressure for the government to provide children with free school meals during the half-term break.
A stream of impressed customers took to Twitter revealing that they will be purchasing a ‘pick-up bag’ with their groceries
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