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Morrisons to help restock the UK’s food banks

Morrisons is helping to restock the UK’s food banks during the coronavirus crisis through the production of extra food at its food making sites and the… View Article

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Morrisons to help restock the UK’s food banks

Morrisons is helping to restock the UK’s food banks during the coronavirus crisis through the production of extra food at its food making sites and the distribution of more food from its stores.

To help meet the challenge, the supermarket is running its bakery, egg and fruit and veg packing site for an extra hour each day. It is also sending special deliveries of canned goods and pasta to its stores for them to give to their local food bank.

Morrisons is aiming to distribute £10 million worth of food by the end of July. Typical items being donated include bread, eggs, orange juice and bags of pasta.

David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, said: “As a food maker and shopkeeper we are uniquely placed to help. We know food banks are finding life very difficult and running our manufacturing sites for an extra hour each day to help restock them is the right decision at this time.”

Morrisons is also making it easier for customers to donate food by raising purchase limits on some items from three to four and removing limits on some items altogether.

In addition, the supermarket is creating local drop off points for customers to donate products to those in need.

Demand for food at food banks has increased since the coronavirus outbreak but donations have declined.

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