Morrisons introduces school food scheme to help students who are isolating

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Photo courtesy of Morrisons

Photo courtesy of Morrisons

Supermarkets have been a saving grace during the pandemic, offering extended hours, keeping shelves stocked and ensuring that those who are vulnerable get the food they need.

The newest initiative by retailer Morrisons is one that is both creative and heartfelt - it has launched a new meal delivery service for schools that are feeding primary school children who are having to self-isolate because of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases within their school bubbles. 

The supermarket is working with schools to provide kids who would normally be eligible for free-school meals with breakfast, lunch and snacks, seven days a week - for as long as they are self-isolating. Schools such as Lammack Primary School have expressed that some students were missing out on meals and nutrition during the crisis.

“We were struggling to provide children eligible for free school meals with healthy and cost-effective food while they were self-isolating," Paula Duckworth, head teacher at the school. "So I was thankful to be contacted by Morrisons to see if this was something they could help with. The Morrisons Kids Meal Pack service has been such a lifeline for our kids.”

 

The Morrisons Kids Meal Pack "aims to provide healthy and balanced meals and has been developed in partnership with Morrisons company nutritionist." It includes fruit, squash, cereal, milk, bread, yoghurts, sandwich fillings and pasta. The cost is only £12.50 for one child, providing breakfast, lunch and snacks for seven days a week and is covered by the free school meals programme. 

 

Schools are able to order the Morrisons Kids Meal Pack directly from the Morrisons Doorstep Delivery Team. Orders are picked and packed by local Morrisons stores, and sent to children’s homes via its ‘doorstep delivery’ service. This saves the school time and costly transportation fees. 

“Each of our stores is close to its local community to listen hard and understand its needs," Nicole Olive from the Morrisons Local Team said. "We can put affordable and nutritious food on the table during this difficult time.”

The Morrisons Kids Meal Pack is available nationwide. To place orders, schools can email Morrisons Doorstep Delivery Team on [email protected] 

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