Depending on foodbanks

WE have grown to accept the presence of foodbanks in our communities as a social and economic fact of life.

But the most worrying things about the latest figures on foodbank use is that they represent just the tip of the iceberg of food poverty.

A letter signed by 36 Anglican bishops and more than 600 church leaders from all major dominations calls for urgent government action.

As the economy gradually begins to recover and growth returns, we might expect the number of people who depend on foodbanks to drop significantly.

Worryingly, we are likely to be disappointed.

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11:28am Sun 20 Apr 14

Redgolfer says...

Wow Perhaps the CHURCH would like to SHARE some of their WEALTH with the people as the biggest LANDOWNERS in the country, WE are NOT all Worshippers, some of us DO NOT BELEIVE in that C--P including me as a DARWIN MAN and HAVE NEVER used food banks, instead WORKING HARD to provide for us, whoops its never OUR fault, its just too easy to beg or steal from others ???
Wow Perhaps the CHURCH would like to SHARE some of their WEALTH with the people as the biggest LANDOWNERS in the country, WE are NOT all Worshippers, some of us DO NOT BELEIVE in that C--P including me as a DARWIN MAN and HAVE NEVER used food banks, instead WORKING HARD to provide for us, whoops its never OUR fault, its just too easy to beg or steal from others ??? Redgolfer
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9:39pm Sun 20 Apr 14

STRIPEY51 says...

I think people who use food banks should be means tested, most of them got mobile phones, cars, they smoke and drink and got huge tv,s and sky as well .
I think people who use food banks should be means tested, most of them got mobile phones, cars, they smoke and drink and got huge tv,s and sky as well . STRIPEY51
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9:05pm Thu 24 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

The trussell trust is a business.making money out of setting up food banks.
The trussell trust is a business.making money out of setting up food banks. pete woodley
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