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'From Sandy' package tackles period poverty

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Morrisons is helping to fight back against period poverty by rolling out ‘Package for Sandy’ across all its 497 stores, after a store colleague in Bolton came up with the idea to help vulnerable customers.

The service is available for customers in need who can access a discreet package of sanitary protection products. It was created and launched by Community Champion, Emma Parkinson, who saw the need for the service in her local area. 

Customers in need can now go to any Morrisons customer service desk nationwide and ask for a package for ‘Sandy’ or a ‘period product pack’. The customers will then be given a free discreet envelope with sanitary products and no questions asked.

The package is made up of a brown paper bag with two single sanitary towels.

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Emma, who works at the Morrisons Bolton Atlas store, came up with the idea in response to the issue of period poverty. 

“Period poverty is a real problem and going to a school in a predominantly low-income area gave me an insight into what it’s like to have no access to sanitary wear," she said.

"It’s shocking that young girls and women go without sanitary products through no fault of their own so I’m really pleased that we at Morrisons can help to support those in need across the whole of the UK.”

Following the success of the recent Buy One Donate One campaign on sanitary products, Morrisons is also donating 125,000 sanitary products which will be distributed to local charities by community champions nationwide.

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