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Necessity provides food for thought
11:23am Tuesday 11th December 2012 in Opinion
OUR front page story yesterday entitled ‘Families in food crisis’ sparked a lively debate on our website.
There were many who didn’t believe people could be so poor as to need a food bank and were highly critical of the idea.
While there were others who appreciated the help it gave to those in extreme circumstances.
For those against the scheme, here’s a simple thought.
Just a few years ago, food banks didn’t exist. Now they have become established in what are considered ‘prosperous areas’ in the UK, Bournemouth being one.
Who thought of the need to set them up and why have they sprung up in towns and cities across the UK?
Also, why do people feel the need to donate to them or work for one?
Critics might also like to contemplate the fact that people are limited to just three food parcels every six to nine months.
I trust that’s food for thought.