Morrisons is handing out 15,000 free school lunches a day over half term.

Supermarket Morrisons is stepping up its efforts to keep the nation fed and planning to give away 15,000 school lunches a day to families in need over half term.

Morrisons is preparing lunch boxes to help feed children this half term.

Staff at 498 stores will make 30 lunch boxes a day over the school break – working out at 14,940 lunches – packaging donated by distribution company Bunzl.

The lunchboxes will be handed to local food banks and schools so get them to children in need.

Morrisons community director Rebecca Singleton said: “We want to do our bit to ensure that as many school children as possible can eat good, nutritious food while they are out of school. We will be delighted if customers are also able to donate food in our stores to help fight holiday hunger.”

The lunch box includes a freshly sandwich, a piece of fruit and a Soreen snack pack.
Morrisons is also offering customers an easy way to support those in need with ‘Pick Up Packs’ distributed to young people.

The packs’ cost between £1 and £5 and have a nutritionally balanced mix of food products inside requested by food banks and schools according to their needs.

The parcels are available at the front of all Morrisons stores and are paid for at the checkout and dropped off on the way out for delivery to those in need.