Food parcels will be delivered direct to customers’ doorsteps

Morrisons is launching a food box service to help Muslims observing Ramadan during the lockdown.

Food parcels will be delivered direct to customers’ doorsteps, with the retailer offering next-day delivery. Prices start from £30.

Morrisons said the ‘Ramadan Essentials Box’, aimed at Muslim customers preparing for a month of religious observation starting on Thursday, included core staples such as dates and chicken breast fillets.

“This box contains many of the products that will see Muslims through Ramadan,” said Noor Ali, Morrisons world foods senior buying manager.

“Our food boxes are a lifeline for many customers at this very difficult time and are providing essential food to people that either cannot leave their home or struggle to reach the supermarket.”

Morrisons has announced a series of food parcel schemes as part of its response to help customers in the crisis.

It started producing 10,000 food boxes per week at the start of the lockdown. The number is expected to reach 200,000 in the coming weeks, produced across three Morrisons sites.