Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has thanked staff at Morrisons in Reddish for selling pick-up bags of items for local food banks.
These pick-up bags are made up of essential items, which are displayed for customers to buy along with their shopping. These can then be added to a donation trolley on exit.
In the run-up to Mother’s Day, staff prepared bags with chocolates, bubble baths, face masks and other items, to give mothers using the food bank a treat.
The work has been led by Reddish Morrisons’ Community Champion, Michelle Stokes, who received a Citizen’s Award from Gwynne in September 2020 in recognition of her work for the community during the pandemic.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Sadly, the pandemic means that more families than ever are facing financial hardship and using food banks.
“This is a great initiative from Reddish Morrisons to make it easier to donate to our local food banks and I’d like to thank Michelle Stokes and the rest of the team for their hard work in organising this.
“If you shop at Morrisons in Reddish, and you are able to, I’d really encourage you to buy and donate a pick-up bag to help out our local food banks.”