Morrisons supermarkets in Milton Keynes will give away free sanitary products to tackle period poverty

Morrisons supermarkets in Milton Keynes will give free sanitary products to women in need in a bid to tackle period poverty.

The service, called 'Package for Sandy', allows anybody to access a discreet package of sanitary protection products across its supermarkets - two of which are in Milton Keynes.

Customers in need can now go to the Morrisons customer service desk and ask for a package for ‘Sandy’ or a ‘period product pack’. The customers will then be given a free discreet envelope with sanitary products and no questions asked. 

The package is made up of a brown paper bag with two single sanitary towels. 

Emma, who works at the Morrisons Bolton Atlas store, came up with the idea in response to the issue of period poverty. The ‘Package for Sandy’ offers discreet support for those who may be in emergency need or are struggling for sanitary products.  

Emma Parkinson, Community Champion at Morrisons Bolton Atlas, said: “Period poverty is a real problem and going to a school in a predominantly low-income area gave me an insight into what it’s like to have no access to sanitary wear.

"It’s shocking that young girls and women go without sanitary products through no fault of their own so I’m really pleased that we at Morrisons can help to support those in need across the whole of the UK.”