Liverpool news Shoppers praise Morrisons' 'fantastic' food bank parcels MetiNews.Com

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Liverpool news Shoppers praise Morrisons' 'fantastic' food bank parcels MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The idea was created by an employee who saw customers wanting to help

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26 October 2020 - 15:31

Breaking News ! Shoppers are praising Morrisons after a tweet showcasing its food bank scheme went viral. The supermarket’s Pick Up Packs, which are made up of long-life staples such as rice, pasta, cereals and tinned foods, are priced between £1 and £3. The packs can be picked up at the beginning of your shop and then passed back to the supermarket, who will give it directly to the local food bank, reports KentLive. Products are chosen based on requests from local food banks for what they need the most, and shoppers can ask for the parcel they buy to be taken there, making the process easier than ever. Enter your postcode to find the latest deals near you: A Morrisons colleague came up with the idea after seeing that customers were finding it hard to decide what to donate. Laura Coyle tweeted on October 24 to shower praise on the supermarket for the scheme. Her tweet, which was shared more than 5,000 times and liked by more than 16,000 people, read: "Such a fantastic idea from @Morrisons. "Pick up a pre-packed bag of shopping on your way in (that costs less than a coffee!), pay for it with your shop, put it in the cage on your way out for the food bank. "Be great if @asda, @Tesco, @sainsburys, @AldiUK could do the same?" Many were quick to share their views on the scheme, with one adding: "I did that yesterday at @Morrisons in #Skipton! Really simple process. Great to see and there were so many on the cage as I left." A second said: "I think it’s a brilliant idea - I always try to buy a few bits and bobs for the Foodbank cage in Tescos, but there have been a couple of times I have forgotten and can’t be bothered to go back round - this would be an easy solution." A third wrote: "This is a great idea. I’ve long wanted supermarkets to remind us about food bank donations as we go round the aisles.

." Attention has been drawn to Morrisons' Pick Up Packs after a Labour bid to extend free school meals into the half term was rejected by MPs. Read More Related Articles Time Tesco is asking customers to visit stores as it introduces new rules this Christmas Read More Related Articles Liverpool shoppers can finally get Aldi delivered to their door Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford launched a campaign to 'End Child Poverty' last week following the outcome, calling for unity and community spirit. In response, local businesses have come together to feed struggling families who would usually rely on free school meals. The government says it has already introduced more effective measures to support families. When it comes to the supermarket however, Morrisons actually launched the innovative food bank product back in July. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. Rebecca Singleton, community director at Morrisons, previously said: “The UK’s food banks are a lifeline for the most vulnerable in our communities and these parcels are an easy way to donate to them. At Morrisons, we want to play our full part in feeding the nation and ensure nobody gets left behind.” The supermarket chain has also partnered up with the Trussell Trust, the organisation working to stop hunger in the UK, to release an online donating mechanism, with the goods going directly to the charity. What do you miss most because of the coronavirus restrictions? Let us know your thoughts below: Customers can buy a £10 voucher on the Food Boxes section of the company’s website, and these will then be sent to a local food bank of their choice. Morrisons is also donating £10m of its own money to food banks up and down the country.

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Liverpool news Shoppers praise Morrisons' 'fantastic' food bank parcels MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Shoppers praise Morrisons' 'fantastic' food bank parcels MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Shoppers praise Morrisons' 'fantastic' food bank parcels MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news Shoppers praise Morrisons' 'fantastic' food bank parcels MetiNews.Com

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