The month of Ramadan is days away, where Muslims from across the globe will be fasting from sunrise till sunset for 30 days, which is expected to begin on siting of the crescent moon, which is estmiated to be on or around 23 April.

To help their Muslim customers prepare for a month of religious observation Morrisons is launching a food box which includes traditional items and staples popular during Ramadan.

The box will be delivered direct to customers’ doorsteps and is part of a
growing selection of food boxes provided by Morrisons during the
Coronavirus pandemic.

The new ‘Ramadan Essentials Box’ is due to start later this week and will include core staples such as dates and chicken breast fillets,
making Ramadan at home easier for customers.

After ordering, the boxes are delivered the next day by DPD and are priced
from £30.

Noor Ali, Morrisons World Foods Senior Buying Manager, said: “This box
contains many of the products that will see Muslims through Ramadan. 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.”

The demand for food to be delivered direct to customers homes as many self isolate is high and so Morrisons is looking at ways in which it can play it’s part in feeding the nation by looking at more ways of delivering food as the pandemic continues.

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

Morrisons has also put in place new ways for customers to shop during the
lockdown, including:

– Helping the elderly and vulnerable by expanding it’s home delivery
service and making more slots available to customers both through and the Morrisons Store on Amazon Prime Now.
– Providing a dedicated telesales phone line which enables customers to
order essential items over the phone. These items are picked and delivered
by their local Morrisons store the next day.
– Partnering with Deliveroo so customers can order from a range of
essentials delivered to their door by a Deliveroo rider on the same day.

The food boxes will be available from today on