Rising number of Wareham families desperate for emergency food aid

Bournemouth Echo: Rising number of Wareham families desperate for emergency food aid Rising number of Wareham families desperate for emergency food aid

THE number of families desperate for emergency food aid in the Wareham area has increased substantially over the past year, charity workers have confirmed.

Wareham Food Bank has come under increasing pressure to distribute food parcels to people in need, especially during the festive season.

Purbeck District Council (PDC) staff recently donated tins, cartons and packets of food to the organisation, which are now being handed to needy residents across the district.

Volunteers at the food bank - a charity organised by Churches Together, Wareham & Purbeck - are eager for more donations to meet rising needs.

Purbeck Gateway Church Pastor Paul Shepherd told the Daily Echo: “The need has grown, that is the reality. These are just genuine people who have hit difficult times and don't have any food. They just need to be supported.”

Lynn Crabb, of Churches Together, revealed seven or eight parcels are delivered to people in the Wareham area, who have been identified as “in need” by health professionals, councils and youth centres, every week.

PDC leader Cllr Gary Suttle said: “Council staff started their collection in October and their generosity has been tremendous.

“The food bank is a fantastic service and local volunteers give up their free time to organise it . I am proud that staff took it upon themselves to help.”

There are opportunities throughout Purbeck to donate food, with Purbeck Churches, children's Sure Start centres, the WI and individuals all doing their bit, said a PDC spokesman.

The Wareham Food Bank is also preparing Christmas hampers to pass on to families in crisis. As well as food, these hampers will contain toys and items suitable for children aged 1-14.

To donate, gifts or non-perishable food can be left at the following locations: Wareham Parish Hall, Sure Start children's centres in Wareham & Bovington.

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8:38am Sun 8 Dec 13

VeronikaJolova says...

I cannot believe this is ENGLAND - AMAZING and SAD -- Whoever runs this country MUST GO before its too late .. We are being taken into the 3 rd world or at least the Poor are !,. I never EVER thought I would see these headlines in England .. Once the people running things can get away with this you will find the NHS - Pensions - Free Travel will all follow ..
I cannot believe this is ENGLAND - AMAZING and SAD -- Whoever runs this country MUST GO before its too late .. We are being taken into the 3 rd world or at least the Poor are !,. I never EVER thought I would see these headlines in England .. Once the people running things can get away with this you will find the NHS - Pensions - Free Travel will all follow .. VeronikaJolova

9:03am Sun 8 Dec 13

djd says...

VeronikaJolova wrote:
I cannot believe this is ENGLAND - AMAZING and SAD -- Whoever runs this country MUST GO before its too late .. We are being taken into the 3 rd world or at least the Poor are !,. I never EVER thought I would see these headlines in England .. Once the people running things can get away with this you will find the NHS - Pensions - Free Travel will all follow ..
Yes, this is what we have come to. The Bournemouth Foodbank helps thousands of people every year and it is not going to get any better for a long time yet. Only this morning we are hearing of an increasing number of families in poverty and the majority of those are working families.
[quote][p][bold]VeronikaJolova[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe this is ENGLAND - AMAZING and SAD -- Whoever runs this country MUST GO before its too late .. We are being taken into the 3 rd world or at least the Poor are !,. I never EVER thought I would see these headlines in England .. Once the people running things can get away with this you will find the NHS - Pensions - Free Travel will all follow ..[/p][/quote]Yes, this is what we have come to. The Bournemouth Foodbank helps thousands of people every year and it is not going to get any better for a long time yet. Only this morning we are hearing of an increasing number of families in poverty and the majority of those are working families. djd

9:12am Sun 8 Dec 13

VeronikaJolova says...

DjD I really am shattered ,. Angry and shocked
DjD I really am shattered ,. Angry and shocked VeronikaJolova

9:14am Sun 8 Dec 13

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

It's because of the 'spiv' economy! We can't just keep making money out of money, the lesson should have been learnt over the last few years; we have to make more of the things we need ourselves. Never mind food miles because we can't grow enough but we can do something about product miles!
It's because of the 'spiv' economy! We can't just keep making money out of money, the lesson should have been learnt over the last few years; we have to make more of the things we need ourselves. Never mind food miles because we can't grow enough but we can do something about product miles! The-Bleeding-Obvious

9:49am Sun 8 Dec 13

dorsetjack says...

MPs have just voted themselves a 11 percent pay rise. We are all in this together!!

The bankers in the City have not been affected by the recession THEY caused. Business as usual for them
MPs have just voted themselves a 11 percent pay rise. We are all in this together!! The bankers in the City have not been affected by the recession THEY caused. Business as usual for them dorsetjack

9:50am Sun 8 Dec 13

dorsetjack says...

The MPs are to have a 11 percent pay rise. We are all in this together!!!

It's business as usual for the bankers in the city, big bonuses.The rest of us are in a recession that THEY caused.
The MPs are to have a 11 percent pay rise. We are all in this together!!! It's business as usual for the bankers in the city, big bonuses.The rest of us are in a recession that THEY caused. dorsetjack

10:16am Sun 8 Dec 13

Branksome Boy says...

I don't agree with the 11% pay rise for MP's but they haven't actually voted for it! The decision was made by an independent committee with no MP's on it! They can't stop it happening but they could give the increase to a charity individually - hopefully local food banks!!!
I don't agree with the 11% pay rise for MP's but they haven't actually voted for it! The decision was made by an independent committee with no MP's on it! They can't stop it happening but they could give the increase to a charity individually - hopefully local food banks!!! Branksome Boy

10:35am Sun 8 Dec 13

contric says...

the independent committee who decide on mp,s wages have their wages decided by an independent committee made up of mp,s and their mates bleeding obvious is spot on by saying you cant just go on making money out of money someone has to make things and the one,s who do get the least share i really believe with the farce of not being able to deport rapists and murderers and the way ordinary people are pooed on by the rich rulers and condemned to lousy old age the only way to change is for civil disobedience or a general strike
the independent committee who decide on mp,s wages have their wages decided by an independent committee made up of mp,s and their mates bleeding obvious is spot on by saying you cant just go on making money out of money someone has to make things and the one,s who do get the least share i really believe with the farce of not being able to deport rapists and murderers and the way ordinary people are pooed on by the rich rulers and condemned to lousy old age the only way to change is for civil disobedience or a general strike contric

10:57am Sun 8 Dec 13

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
It's because of the 'spiv' economy! We can't just keep making money out of money, the lesson should have been learnt over the last few years; we have to make more of the things we need ourselves. Never mind food miles because we can't grow enough but we can do something about product miles!
...and that is invest in manufacturing industry in this country!
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: It's because of the 'spiv' economy! We can't just keep making money out of money, the lesson should have been learnt over the last few years; we have to make more of the things we need ourselves. Never mind food miles because we can't grow enough but we can do something about product miles![/p][/quote]...and that is invest in manufacturing industry in this country! The-Bleeding-Obvious

11:32am Sun 8 Dec 13

Dr Strangelove says...

This is happening to protect the banks asset balance sheets. All gov policies are currently designed to prop up the housing market. We have imported inflation on goods food and energy. They are bribing the rich and middle classes with house price rises at the expense of the working class and poor. Asset deflation is the only way out of this and massive investment in house building and manufacturing. Pump priming the productive parts of the economy and not propping up failed bust banks.
This is happening to protect the banks asset balance sheets. All gov policies are currently designed to prop up the housing market. We have imported inflation on goods food and energy. They are bribing the rich and middle classes with house price rises at the expense of the working class and poor. Asset deflation is the only way out of this and massive investment in house building and manufacturing. Pump priming the productive parts of the economy and not propping up failed bust banks. Dr Strangelove

11:36am Sun 8 Dec 13

lilacfloyd says...

Vote UKIP
Vote UKIP lilacfloyd

12:00pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Dr Strangelove says...

lilacfloyd wrote:
Vote UKIP
Ukip are conservatives in sheeps clothing, so no we don't want more of the same.
[quote][p][bold]lilacfloyd[/bold] wrote: Vote UKIP[/p][/quote]Ukip are conservatives in sheeps clothing, so no we don't want more of the same. Dr Strangelove

12:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Dr Strangelove says...

contric wrote:
the independent committee who decide on mp,s wages have their wages decided by an independent committee made up of mp,s and their mates bleeding obvious is spot on by saying you cant just go on making money out of money someone has to make things and the one,s who do get the least share i really believe with the farce of not being able to deport rapists and murderers and the way ordinary people are pooed on by the rich rulers and condemned to lousy old age the only way to change is for civil disobedience or a general strike
Yep if ever there was a time for a true left wing government it's now. Communism and trickle down capitalism have failed.
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: the independent committee who decide on mp,s wages have their wages decided by an independent committee made up of mp,s and their mates bleeding obvious is spot on by saying you cant just go on making money out of money someone has to make things and the one,s who do get the least share i really believe with the farce of not being able to deport rapists and murderers and the way ordinary people are pooed on by the rich rulers and condemned to lousy old age the only way to change is for civil disobedience or a general strike[/p][/quote]Yep if ever there was a time for a true left wing government it's now. Communism and trickle down capitalism have failed. Dr Strangelove

1:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

elite50 says...

I grew up (in poverty) just after the war.
No-one really cared if my family, or me, had enough to eat.
For two days every week we didn't..
Guess what?
We survived. Of course if mum and dad did not drink and smoke things would have been a lot better.
The good news was that none of us were obese, or even fat.
Take a look at the people on the "hand out" list today.
They seem to be able to smoke, drink and get tattoos but can't afford to feed their kids, even though they are overweight.
At some point the buck has to stop!
I grew up (in poverty) just after the war. No-one really cared if my family, or me, had enough to eat. For two days every week we didn't.. Guess what? We survived. Of course if mum and dad did not drink and smoke things would have been a lot better. The good news was that none of us were obese, or even fat. Take a look at the people on the "hand out" list today. They seem to be able to smoke, drink and get tattoos but can't afford to feed their kids, even though they are overweight. At some point the buck has to stop! elite50

1:58pm Sun 8 Dec 13

VeronikaJolova says...

One day in history it will show that at these times the men in the suits and castles had a great laugh at the peasants on the outside ! But I do think the question will be How , Why , Did the peasants let them get away with it !!
The truth is the poor and the rest of us peasants can it seems do nothing against them because we always fight each other and blame each other rather than the real Culprits ..The benefit cuts by the men in suits are used so we can point at each other like the last man on here ,.. It is such an old tactic but alas it still works ! . We have No one to vote for as all are the same ,. Nothing will change ,... Don't be Poor because its all going to get a lot worse
One day in history it will show that at these times the men in the suits and castles had a great laugh at the peasants on the outside ! But I do think the question will be How , Why , Did the peasants let them get away with it !! The truth is the poor and the rest of us peasants can it seems do nothing against them because we always fight each other and blame each other rather than the real Culprits ..The benefit cuts by the men in suits are used so we can point at each other like the last man on here ,.. It is such an old tactic but alas it still works ! . We have No one to vote for as all are the same ,. Nothing will change ,... Don't be Poor because its all going to get a lot worse VeronikaJolova

7:27pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rotcoddam says...

I was talking to a chap who works in the office of a local private landlord the other day. He said that what really p11sses him off is the number of tenants, mostly female, who arrive by taxi with a designer handbag on their arm clutching the latest iphone and start telling him why they can,t pay their rent arrears. I suggested he install a mirror for them to see their problem.
I was talking to a chap who works in the office of a local private landlord the other day. He said that what really p11sses him off is the number of tenants, mostly female, who arrive by taxi with a designer handbag on their arm clutching the latest iphone and start telling him why they can,t pay their rent arrears. I suggested he install a mirror for them to see their problem. rotcoddam

8:48pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Dr Strangelove says...

rotcoddam wrote:
I was talking to a chap who works in the office of a local private landlord the other day. He said that what really p11sses him off is the number of tenants, mostly female, who arrive by taxi with a designer handbag on their arm clutching the latest iphone and start telling him why they can,t pay their rent arrears. I suggested he install a mirror for them to see their problem.
So if they stopped spending any money on everything the unemployment would shoot through the roof, it's called money churn. Maybe this chap should turn the mirror on himself and ask why he is charging high rents. The high rents that landlords charge remove a lot of income from people which they would save invest put into a pension or spend in the economy! He is the reason the economy is in trouble. I suppose they are also happy to take the government bribe of rising house prices at the expense of the wider economy!
[quote][p][bold]rotcoddam[/bold] wrote: I was talking to a chap who works in the office of a local private landlord the other day. He said that what really p11sses him off is the number of tenants, mostly female, who arrive by taxi with a designer handbag on their arm clutching the latest iphone and start telling him why they can,t pay their rent arrears. I suggested he install a mirror for them to see their problem.[/p][/quote]So if they stopped spending any money on everything the unemployment would shoot through the roof, it's called money churn. Maybe this chap should turn the mirror on himself and ask why he is charging high rents. The high rents that landlords charge remove a lot of income from people which they would save invest put into a pension or spend in the economy! He is the reason the economy is in trouble. I suppose they are also happy to take the government bribe of rising house prices at the expense of the wider economy! Dr Strangelove

12:16am Mon 9 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

lilacfloyd wrote:
Vote UKIP
UKIP?

So you believe that throwing open our borders to all comers from economically poorer European Countries with large peasant (culture) populations and allowing these folk to use all our public services such as schools and the NHS, whilst being entitled to claim our full range of benefits (none of which they have ever contributed towards) whilst also seriously depressing UK wage levels is not a very good thing for us all?

How very dare you utter a word of criticism!!
[quote][p][bold]lilacfloyd[/bold] wrote: Vote UKIP[/p][/quote]UKIP? So you believe that throwing open our borders to all comers from economically poorer European Countries with large peasant (culture) populations and allowing these folk to use all our public services such as schools and the NHS, whilst being entitled to claim our full range of benefits (none of which they have ever contributed towards) whilst also seriously depressing UK wage levels is not a very good thing for us all? How very dare you utter a word of criticism!! muscliffman

12:19pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Mousetrap says...

Dr Strangelove wrote:
contric wrote:
the independent committee who decide on mp,s wages have their wages decided by an independent committee made up of mp,s and their mates bleeding obvious is spot on by saying you cant just go on making money out of money someone has to make things and the one,s who do get the least share i really believe with the farce of not being able to deport rapists and murderers and the way ordinary people are pooed on by the rich rulers and condemned to lousy old age the only way to change is for civil disobedience or a general strike
Yep if ever there was a time for a true left wing government it's now. Communism and trickle down capitalism have failed.
Do you really think communism would be the answer? Ask all those living under communist rule; do you think the "bosses" are living like the ordinary people? Not likely! Our wonderful spies who ended up there found that out to their cost.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Strangelove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: the independent committee who decide on mp,s wages have their wages decided by an independent committee made up of mp,s and their mates bleeding obvious is spot on by saying you cant just go on making money out of money someone has to make things and the one,s who do get the least share i really believe with the farce of not being able to deport rapists and murderers and the way ordinary people are pooed on by the rich rulers and condemned to lousy old age the only way to change is for civil disobedience or a general strike[/p][/quote]Yep if ever there was a time for a true left wing government it's now. Communism and trickle down capitalism have failed.[/p][/quote]Do you really think communism would be the answer? Ask all those living under communist rule; do you think the "bosses" are living like the ordinary people? Not likely! Our wonderful spies who ended up there found that out to their cost. Mousetrap

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