A supermarket is helping to fight back against period poverty by offering a ‘Package for Sandy’.

This service is available for customers in need, who can obtain a discreet package of sanitary protection products across all 497 stores in the country including Liskeard and Bodmin.

The initiative was created and launched by Community Champion Emma Parkinson at her store in Bolton.

Customers in can now go to the 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 emergency sanitary products and no questions asked.

Emma 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.”

Meanwhile following the success of the recent Buy One Donate One campaign on sanitary products, Morrisons is also donating 125,000 sanitary products which will be distributed to local charities.