Morrisons creates ‘Back to School’ packs for struggling families

Morrisons is selling stationery packs for customers who want to “take one thing off the to-do list” of children returning to school this autumn.

Shoppers can pay up to £5 for the “Back to School Pick Up Packs” before placing them in a collection point.

The bags, containing pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers and maths sets, will then be handed out to local schools and charities.

“Going back to school can be both a nervous and exciting time for families,” Morrisons community director Rebecca Singleton said.

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“We hope these packs go some way to helping local children and their families who may struggle with the costs of going back to school.”

A similar “Pick Up Packs” scheme has seen over £1 million donated to local food banks this year.

A number of supermarkets have brought in programmes for needy families during the summer holidays.

Aldi plans to donate over a million meals to charity this summer while households are unable to rely on free school meals. 

Some sources believe the economic shock of Covid-19 will bring record demand for food banks.

Tesco claimed it would provide food for three million children by donating an unspecified amount from fruit and vegetable sales to food charity FareShare.

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