Morrisons stores across the country are fighting vintage poverty by providing free sanitary products.
Customers can visit any Morrisons customer service office nationwide and request a “Sandy” package or “Vintage Product Pack”.
They will then receive a free discrete envelope with two sanitary napkins inside.
Simon Raisey, Community Champion at Morrisons Haydon Wick, says, âWe were one of the first stores to respond to this as we planned a national campaign.
âWe have posters in the store and the checkout staff all know that if someone asks for Sandy, they are directed to the kiosk where we have a bag of free hygiene products that are discreetly packaged.
“This also applies to men who ask for Sandy.”
The Package for Sandy initiative was created by Emma Parkinson, the Bolton Atlas store community champion, who saw the need for the service in her area.
Emma says: âPeriodic poverty is a real problem and going to a school in a low income area gave me a glimpse of what it is like not to have access to hygienic clothing.
âIt’s shocking that young girls and women are going without sanitary products through no fault of their own, so I am so delighted that at Morrisons we can help support people in need across the UK. ”