MALTON'S Morrisons Community Champion has handed out around 300 Easter eggs has part of a national initiative.

The supermarket 's stores , including Malton, have been working with local food banks, schools and community groups to distribute the Easter treats to individuals and families who would benefit most.

Each of Morrisons 497 stores received a dedicated delivery of Easter eggs to donate.

Customers also had the opportunity to get involved by dropping off eggs at a‘Easter Egg Donation Stations’

The supermarket said it wanted to raise the spirits of the nation and spread some hope and joy across local communities as lockdown restrictions are eased by the government.

Kathryn Dunn, Malton's Morrison Community Champion, said: "The eggs I’ve donated to schools and playgroups have been donated by our lovely customers and Morrison’s also gave me 200 to give out within our community as a little Happy Easter from us.

Rebecca Singleton, customer and c o mmunity d irector at Morrisons, said: “We know that celebratory occasions can come at an additional cost to families, but we want to make sure that no-one goes without Easter eggs this year. Across the UK we’ll be donating 100,000 eggs to local communities where they are needed most.”

The Easter egg giveaway is part of Morrisons £5 million drive to keep the nation’s food banks stocked by manufacturing additional products which are then donated directly to local communities. The £5 million donation, announced in January, adds to the £10 million worth of food that Morrisons donated in 2020.