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  • project
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    If every one just bought the food they needed all the kids ate what was put in front of them, there would be plenty of food for all.

    There is a huge waste of food visit any cafe or restraunt to see the meals half eaten, if the foods crap, ask for a refund, if youre not hungry why not just have a sandwich.

    But those collecting their free food supplies will probably use the cash theyve saved by geting a free handout go and waste it at mcdonalds eatring what they call fast food, or fast profit more like

    If every one just bought the food they needed all the kids ate what was put in front of them, there would be plenty of food for all.

    It’s not a shortage of food that’s the problem 🙄

    Bazz
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    Project – step away from the Daily fail, you may not know, or maybe you don’t want to know, that there are genuinely poor people in this country, households that don’t have any TV of any description, where the kids only have one pair of shoes, where parents have removed the light bulbs from half the property so electricity can’t be accidentally wasted, where the adults only eat once a day so that the kids can have more, and yes I have seen this with my own eyes in our nations glorious capital a short distance from the seat of benevolent government 🙄

    Bazz
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    Does anyone else feel a bit disturbed that the Red cross are to step in and help feed the less well off in our own country this winter?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24487146

    Personally i’m disgusted that this government has allowed things to get to this stage and i will be making donations, those of you that made a quick buck on the Royal Mail sell off, how about a small donation too?

    There’s also the issue that many of the ones claiming poverty are also the ones who have fridges full of Kestrel Super Strenght and smoke 20 Mayfair Menthols a day. Probably have Sky TV and go to Magaluf once a year.

    I’m not saying that there aren’t genuine cases, but a lot of people need to get their priorities straight.

    An awful lot people also seem to think that eating ready meals is cheaper than preparing your own food. It isn’t, by a long shot.

    There’s also the issue that many of the ones claiming poverty are also the ones who have fridges full of Kestrel Super Strenght and smoke 20 Mayfair Menthols a day. Probably have Sky TV and go to Magaluf once a year.

    How do you know this ?

    project
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    Project – step away from the Daily fail, you may not know, or maybe you don’t want to know, that there are genuinely poor people in this country, households that don’t have any TV of any description, where the kids only have one pair of shoes, where parents have removed the light bulbs from half the property so electricity can’t be accidentally wasted, where the adults only eat once a day so that the kids can have more, and yes I have seen this with my own eyes in our nations glorious capital a short distance from the seat of benevolent government

    yes i lived with parents who lived lke that so please dont lecture me.That was a long time ago,as for food being wasted,go yto any supermarkert , andf youll see the out of date lines being sold cheap, i viit quite frequently, cheaper supermarkets are also available like lidl and aldi, then there are better and more nutriuos ways of cooking food etc, as for taking light bulbs out a modern low enrrgy bulb uses almost nothing being told to sweitch it off costs even less and is good for the environmnet.

    There are also plenty of homes where food is wasted, where families use food banks to subsidise their sky payments etc.

    Perhaps these families you speak of are not claiming all the beniefits available to them, are actively looking for a job, their are agencies and charities that can and do help these people,

    yes i lived with parents who lived lke that so please dont lecture me.

    Isn’t it you who’s doing the lecturing and being judgmental ?

    Apparently you base your claims on the fact that you experienced a completely different childhood yourself to the one you are accusing others of.

    project
    Member

    Food is cheaper, easier to get and there is more diferent stocks of food out there.

    Food is cheaper than what ?

    Food Price Rises ‘A Source Of Stress’

    Rocketing food prices are a “source of stress” for four in 10 UK consumers, while a third say they are struggling to feed themselves or their family.

    Almost eight in 10 shoppers (78%) are worried about the increasing cost of food, with almost half (45%) spending a larger proportion of their available income at the supermarket compared to a year ago, the survey of 2,028 consumers for Which? found.

    Food prices have risen over and above general inflation by 12.6% over the past six years, according to the Office For National Statistics, while incomes have stagnated.

    The poll found 60% are worried about how they will manage their future spending on groceries if prices continue to rise.

    A separate survey by the consumer watchdog found one million more households are feeling financial pressure compared to a year ago, leaving 9.5 million households struggling to cope with the cost of living.

    It found 40% are likely to cut back spending on food in the next few months.

    gordimhor
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    I am with the op on this one. Really people on benefits should be helped to claim all they are entitled to and should have sufficient to live on without charities such as the red cross being involved. . The amount of money lost by fraudulent claims is small compared against the amount of money lost to illegal tax evasion.
    Anyone defrauding the state should be caught and dealt with ….in court if need be. I will be donating to the redccross this Christmas.

    ninfan
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    I donate £20 a month to the Trussel Trust, the largest provider of Food Banks in the UK.

    They have seem demand rocket in the last few years.

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    It is pretty shameful that we need them in a a first world country.

    Bazz
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    FFS, I can’t even be bothered to try and debate some of this, I suppose if you brand all benefit claimants as lazy scroungers and cheats then it makes you feel better about being greedy and selfish.

    It is pretty shameful that we need them in a first world country.

    This is what happens when you have a lot of poor people, even in a wealthy country.

    A country being wealthy is no guarantee of social and economic justice.

    Feeding America

    Feeding America food bank members help provide low – income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.

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