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Wirral , Merseyside ... one 19 year old with a vision.

https://www.wirralway.uk/blog/food-for- ... -frontline

Probably known to many readers from the area through the local news.

In an area renoun for economic and social problems stretching back 150 years or more , at least someone has had the courage to try to do something for the local community ?

Probably create some wealth for herself over the years. Nothing wrong in that provided it trickles down
into projects that benefit those who exist in the gulags.
Manchester .... even hospitals are now opening food banks within their grounds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ma ... r-34668186

Whatever , it both shows vision on the part of the hospital management , and , at the same time , a
clear statement that something is seriously wrong in our present day society.

Whose next ?

Job centres ?

Bookmakers ?

" Nice return from a 10p win on a five horse accumalator. 20 cans of beans / soup and £ 10 on your
meter. Have a nice day ! "

Even high street banks ?

" Two cans of beans ? That will be 5p per week over 30 weeks. Payment protection insurance is also
available in case your benefits are stopped again. A guarantee from someone would help in our decison
as would a glowing reference. "

It would not surprise me to see the rollout of free deliveries to your door.

How many can visit a food bank with ease if thick snow and one is wheelchair bound ?

Imagine being such a person with a £ 5 note needed to top up a prepayment meter , and little food with
four / five inches of snow outside ?

No thanks to the LA cutbacks , all care now at a price well beyond what he / she can afford.

2017 ... Happy New Year ... for some ?
Worth posting as I have the word .... Hypocrisy ... in mind.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mp ... er-9412093

There's captions aplenty going on this one if anyone is so inclined.

Merely enjoy the thought that someday , one of these clowns will actually be needing a food bank !

Hang on a mo , I'm being unfair to clowns. Clowns are funny , this bunch aren't , and yet they want
US to take them seriously ? Now , that's funny !!!

What's next ?

A story / photo deplicting rich big game hunters showing their recently departed contributions to a
foodbank ?

Hypocrisy pure and simple !
Fast forward to January 2017.

First new food bank is set to open in half an hour's time.

Town ? Take your pick.

Image

Caption ?

One policeman to another.

" Bloody hell ! Even Orgreave wasn't as bad as this ! "
At long last , Worksop makes it onto the forum with it's recent food bank figures together with a report.

http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/f ... -1-8287835

Locally , the food bank and the magistrates court are running neck and neck for the annual prize of most
footfall !

Local market quite popular when I first arrived on 1st. Novemner 2010 , around 80+ stalls.

Christmas market last week. 14 stalls , and finished an hour early.

And , 2017 is around the corner ....
A little more on the recent food bank " Stunt " near to the Houses of Parliament featured elsewhere.

Directly from Trussells web site ... I have taken out the donations bit towards the end.

I don't think CarersUK like the idea of competition for donations ?

Suffice to say , certain mps turned up for a photo shoot opportunity.

Shame it was a camera instead of an AK 47 ?

“If it wasn’t for the foodbank, I don’t know what I’d do. I had to choose between feeding my children and starving myself, or eating.”

That’s what one mum in Bradford said to a volunteer at one of the 420 foodbanks that make up The Trussell Trust’s network. Multiply that by many thousands and you have a picture of the incredibly difficult decisions families across the UK face as Christmas approaches. Last December we gave out 60,000 three-day emergency food parcels to children alone, and foodbanks are poised to help even more people this year.

This Christmas, Unite the Union has teamed up with us at The Trussell Trust and The Mirror’s ‘Real Britain’ column to launch the ‘Hope not Hunger Christmas Appeal.’ The funds raised will enable foodbanks to give families in crisis food over Christmas and offer them hope. We are extremely grateful for their support at a particularly urgent and stressful time for many families in crisis.

Foodbanks are nothing without the generous support of members of the public. December 2013 saw Unite launch its ‘Give Our Kids A Christmas Appeal’ with Unite. With an overwhelming response, foodbanks were able to give emergency food to up to 60,000 over the Christmas period. This appeal, together with The People’s Toys Appeal, transformed Christmas for thousands of families.

Last December, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network provided 133,734 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis. This was a 45% increase on the monthly average of three-day emergency supplies provided in that year.

This year many families urgently need support. We frequently meet people who find themselves making these kinds of decisions – going hungry so their children can have a hot meal, or turning off the heating so you can keep the lights on for a little longer. We want to make sure the experiences of people in poverty are at the forefront of policy.

On Wednesday 7 December from 12:30-14:30 at Old Palace Yard opposite the Houses of Parliament, Unite will be running a ‘pop-up foodbank’. Foodbank managers from Trussell Trust foodbanks will be attending, as well as real people who have been helped by the generosity of volunteers in foodbanks.

We hope that this will raise awareness of the circumstances many find themselves in at Christmas, and we encourage MPs and members of the public to come and show their support and donate to help our foodbank network give what we expect to be over 130,000 food supplies.

We are calling on people to show their support and help families facing hunger this Christmas in our busiest month of the year.

People who will otherwise go hungry this Christmas will greatly appreciate your support.
Fare Share Mission Statement ... worth reading.

http://www.fareshare.org.uk/our-plans/

Simple , clear , concise ... exactly what one would expected from a supporting organisation that sees a
problem , rolls up it's sleeves , and gets on with achieving their mission.

How some others could learn from that ???
Report from the Guardian on one of London's affulent areas ... for some ?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ton-london

Like many , makes grim reading.

One street with properties in excess of £ 1 milion.

Around the corner , LA owned propertires with a large number of tenants with very limited resources.

No doubt , social cleanising may follow which has been the norm for several other London Boroughs.
Now premiership football clubs are doing their bit for local residents :

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/fo ... t-12339439

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Just what is our society becoming ??????????????????????????????????????
Report from today's Guardian on a food bank in Newcastle-upon-Tyne , and their preparations for
the forthcoming " Festive " season.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... -newcastle

Probably be mirror imaged across many towns and areas.

2017 ?

A record breaking year for all the wrong reasons !!!
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