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Morrisons pledge support to the Knowsley Volunteer Hub

by Gemma Melling

Morrisons is the latest business to offer support to Knowsley’s Volunteer Hub by donating a pallet of food.

The national supermarket chain heard about the Knowsley Community Support and Volunteer Line launched by Knowsley Council on Saturday, 29 March and wanted to pledge its support.

Morrisons, who will be opening a new store 45,000 sq ft supermarket in Kirkby town centre, wanted to support the local community and offered to help. Work on the new store has commenced and despite challenging times and limitations on the site due to social distancing restrictions, work is still on-going with site levelling work being undertaken and the site boundary has now been installed with hoardings.

Knowsley Foodbank, working in partnership with Knowsley Council, is arranging food parcels for the borough’s ‘shielded’ medically vulnerable group, as well as those who are self-isolating without support from family or friends, and those facing financial hardship.

The pallet of food, which will include pasta sauces, coffee, orange juice, bread, eggs, red kidney beans and olive oil will be delivered to Knowsley Foodbank and used, along with other food items from the Foodbank, to make up food parcels.

These are being delivered on a weekly basis to vulnerable residents across the Borough, and the feedback from local residents for the support being provided has been extremely positive.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We have received so many offers of help, from individuals and businesses, wanting to support local communities during these challenging times. This is a really generous offer from Morrisons and I know that our residents are relying on and appreciating the food parcels we are able to deliver – which are made up from donations. Thank you to Morrisons and I look forward to seeing their new store in Kirkby progress over the coming months.”