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Morrisons launches SOS food delivery service for students

Morrisons is today announcing an SOS ‘Serve our Students’ food delivery service aimed at the thousands of young people who are self isolating in halls and campuses.

The Doorstep Delivery service will launch at the Birley and Cambridge Halls at Manchester Met University and will expand to other universities.

Manchester Met has been particularly affected by the lockdown measures affecting student accommodation. Around 1,500 have been asked to self-isolate.

Students at those campuses will be able to email students-ug@morrisonsplc.co.uk to place their order today and it will be delivered to them tomorrow by Morrisons between 5pm - 7pm.

Students will be able to choose from five different food boxes - Meat Essentials, Vegetarian Essentials, Easy Meals for the Week and Big Night In. Morrisons will also be offering a choice of great value drinks.

David Potts, Morrisons Chief Executive, said: “Students have asked for our help and that’s why we are making sure they can safely access affordable food at this very difficult time. We’re playing our full part in feeding the nation so that no one is left behind.”

Moving forwards the students will be able to place their order by 2pm for delivery that evening. If successful, the service will be rolled out to other universities across the country.

There will be no delivery charge for this week’s service to Manchester and more locations will be added during the week.

Students can also utilise the Morrisons on Amazon service which includes free same-day delivery and Morrisons service on Deliveroo where they can order from over 200 grocery items with delivery in as little as under 30 minutes.

Morrisons first launched its Doorstep Delivery service in April 2020, to help ensure vulnerable and elderly people could get the groceries they need. These customers can order their groceries over the phone.

Since then the service has been expanded so anyone who is self-isolating can use the service at a charge of £4.50 - the service still remains free for elderly customers.