Dawn Caswell the Veterans Contact Point Office Manager contacted Alex Pearson, Morrison’s (LSPA) Community Champion as part of the Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant through the Armed Forces Covenant Funded ‘Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten Project. Dawn and the Team from the VCP wanted to establish a relationship with local business in the South of Warwickshire to develop local partnerships to support and to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant, in particular the needs of Veterans and their families who are impacted upon by the COVID19 pandemic. The Veterans Contact Point are currently providing “NAFFI Break/Brew and Main Meal Boxes ” to local Armed Forces Veterans to let them know that the Armed Forces Covenant and VCP had not forgotten them at this difficult time. These packs also contained information on how to access support and that the VCP itself was still open for them to access support and information
Morrison’s Supermarket acknowledged its support to the Armed Forces Community and also generously donated 20 bags of food to be given out to Veterans living across the South Warwickshire Area. This food was converted into 40 “Main Meal Boxes” which were distributed in Atherstone, Nuneaton, Stratford and a special event held at Morrison’s Supermarket in Old Warwick Road Leamington on Friday 18th September 2020.
Veterans Contact Point staff and volunteers were at the store to distribute these NAFFI Break & Main Meal Boxes and also took the opportunity to present their VCP Shield to Morrison’s in recognition of their support. Morrison’s in Jonny Robbins Peoples Manager for Morrisons – West Midlands region. The Veterans Contact Point have been invited as a local military charity to become more involved in events and themes involving Morrisons to support and raise awareness of the local Armed Forces Community in the future.