// Morrisons to support families against holiday hunger by donating nutritious food
// The grocer said each of its 497 stores and 25 manufacturing and logistic sites will be supporting activity programmes arranged by local schools
Morrisons will support local communities by donating nutritious food in an effort to help prevent holiday hunger this summer.
The grocer said each of its 497 stores and 25 manufacturing and logistic sites will be supporting activity programmes arranged by local schools, community groups and HAF (The Holiday Activities and Food Programme).
Morrisons said the school holidays can be a difficult time for families as many low-income households may experience food poverty and social isolation.
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The HAF programme was set up by the government to support hundreds of thousands of children and their families throughout the school holidays.
The programme, backed by around £200 million every year to 2024, aims to provide healthy food and activities to children and young people, with free places available for those on free school meals.
Morrisons Community Champions will work closely with local holiday clubs to identify and provide the foods they need the most such as fresh fruit, cereal, sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
“Supporting local communities is incredibly important to us and we know that the summer holidays can be a difficult time for families concerned about holiday hunger,” Morrisons customer and community director, Rebecca Singleton said.
“Schools, community groups and HAF aim to support children with healthy food at activity clubs during the school holidays, that is why we’re donating £100,000 worth of nutritious food to support the needs of local clubs across the country to help prevent families from experiencing holiday hunger this summer.”
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