Kettering supermarket gives back to its community

They've donated books to a local school and pizza kits to help fight holiday hunger

By Sam Wildman
Friday, 26th February 2021, 11:42 am
(Left) a Morrisons worker with a pizza kit and (right) Trish Beal with books.
(Left) a Morrisons worker with a pizza kit and (right) Trish Beal with books.

A supermarket in Kettering has given back to its community by donating pizza kits to fight holiday hunger and books for World Book Day.

Morrisons in Lower Street is helping out with workers on the pizza counter preparing 30 pizza kits per day, which are distributed to local schools and community groups to help support families in need.

Each kit includes ready to roll pizza dough, tomato sauce, grated cheese and either peppers and sweetcorn or pepperoni and ham depending on whether families would like a meat or vegetarian option.

The kits also contain a recipe card with cooking instructions and details of a competition that families can enter to be in with the chance of winning £100 in Morrisons vouchers.

Trish Beal, the community champion at Kettering's Morrisons, said: “We want to ensure that as many children as possible have access to the food they need over the half term-break, which is why we’re offering these pizza kits to those who need them in our local communities.

"They’re also a fun activity for families to enjoy together."

Pupils at Kettering's Grange Primary Academy have also received a bundle of new books for their school library thanks to the Morrisons Foundation, in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.

They are one of 497 schools which has received the bundle, which includes The Extraordinary Life of Amelia Earhart by Sheila Kanani and The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance by Clare Balding.

Trish, who delivered the books to the school, said: "I’m so proud to be helping kids in my community through this donation of books.

"We are living through challenging times and I hope these stories will give children at Grange Primary Academy some fun and enjoyment.”

The initiative aims to encourage 125,000 children from local communities to discover a love of reading this World Book Day and over the past three years Morrisons community champions have shared out 20,000 books with schools in their local communities.

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation trustee, said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with the National Literacy Trust again to provide books to thousands of pupils across the UK.

"We hope these books for school libraries in our local communities will give enjoyment to children and help to boost their literacy skills.”