SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons is giving customers the chance to support children and families who may struggle with the cost of going back to school.

The company – which has a store in Worth Way, Keighley – has launched stationery ‘Pick Up Packs’.

A pre-packed bag containing items such as pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers and maths sets can be collected on entering the store. After paying for the goods at the till, the customer places the bag in a dedicated ‘donation station’. The packs will then be distributed to schools and community groups.

The packs cost up to £5, depending on the products they contain.

The initiative is the latest introduced by Morrisons to help customers provide support to those in need in the community. A similar Pick Up Packs scheme for food has been helping foodbanks.

Rebecca Singleton, for Morrisons, said: “Going back to school can be both a nervous and exciting time for families. We hope these packs go some way to helping local children and their families who may struggle with the costs.”