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Food Vouchers

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JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 21:53

jules you could just be right :-( :-(

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 30 Mar 2013 21:41

Maybe the government should open up some workhouses and stick us all in there and be done with it!!!!


~Lynda~ Report 30 Mar 2013 18:34

Many Brits seem to think that Britain helps the world, and no other Country does,.they do.
Having "lived" in Spain, I lived there one week in four for a while, they had a hall where pensioners who wanted to, could go for a cheap lunch, that wasn't just for the Spanish either, it was all pensioners.

Also my father, English, had to have help from the Spanish equivalent of Social Services, they helped, no charge, he wasn't destitute, far from it, but he needed help, until I got there and they gave it., unlike Social services here, who when I told them I was bringing my dad home, and he needed help for a week or two, they told me to leave him at Gatwick, and let them deal with him. :-(


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 18:26

Lynda I also agree with you but people who often come in want something for nothing!!!
They get something and do nothing for it

The years of make do and mend have long gone if it dont come in a packet they cant cook it and often dont want to learn...

Food is given to stop the waste of "crisis loan money" going on unneeded goods!!! and unnedded is only decided by the individual person


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 18:22

Yes they watch who is being given vouchers and why and how often ....but if they have more than 3 in a period of time they are requested to go to one agency giving out vouchers and are flagged to other agencies

Those who buy the food decide from a lot!! haha of research into what people NEED to survive

BUT I think what we give out is crap!! not enough or the right stuff


~Lynda~ Report 30 Mar 2013 18:16

Although I can see the reasoning behind food vouchers, maybe another option would be for there to be free cooking classes, for those who have never been taught how to cook, and classes for those who want to cut back on what they spend, some have never been taught how to live within there means.

I cook for very little, making more than one meal at a time, saves loads, even on fuel. I often make batches of soups, pies, casseroles, bolognaise, I also make portions of mash potato, when they are cheap, mix them egg, milk and butter, and then freeze, it means when I'm busy, I don't have to prepare, and they are just as tasty as when fresh.

Time it seems is a thing a lot of people think they haven't enough of, but by setting aside an afternoon, or evening a week to cook, can save loads.

I know of many who will say they haven't enough money, but if they sat back and looked at what it is they spend, they could save a fortune.

Also with vouchers, as someone else has said, is that it can make the person receiving them feel different from others, it can have a stigma attached. I also feel that what you can buy with vouchers isn't necessarily, what a family would want/need, everyone's taste or needs are different.

Having said all that, I'm happy that those in need get help, whoever they are, and wherever they come from.


AnninGlos Report 30 Mar 2013 18:13

Kemp is there any way of weeding out those who abuse the system? Anything in place.

I think a lot of the items in the food banks are donated by firms, in this area there was a drive to ask for donations and then they asked for money. So, if they are buying in the food who decides what is needed?


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 18:06

what about those people who come here from EEC countries
they have to be paid a higher rate benifits
if their country pays a higher rate job seekers
so will those people get vouchers instead of money

i bet they are exempt ;-)


Lyndi Report 30 Mar 2013 18:04

There will always be those who abuse the system, but it's a good to know there is somewhere for people really desperate for food to go :-)


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 18:03

But in a way we are all right its just no ones got the balls to stop what is happening in the world ...

A huge world goverment meeting has just come to an end they were looking at how to solve the worlds problems !!!!!!! and guess what the stupid answers are !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:57

your right and its disgusting :-|


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:52

Its sick what we see come in I cant tell you any only the ones on the food bank websites which you can find anyway .....but we do see some who dont need it and are stealing from the system and others we cant do enough for .......


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:50

Straykitten so do I but he shouldnt even need it HIS COUNTRY he fought for should provide more


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:49

one in three of the homeless
are ex forces or so i read a few weeks ago

thats a big thanks from a country they served
and risked their lives for

shocking that is kemp


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:48

see him i can totally understand, getting help,


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:47

joy we have to give out what we are given .....and at the mo its pea and ham soup!!!!!!!!!

Anyone fancy that

We dont have bread or any fresh stuff ....sometimes nappies and last week we had a 9 pack of loo rolls which we have to split and ask if they need one!!??


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:46

and this make me sick to my guts!

Hillingdon foodbank helps homeless Afghanistan hero

Lieutenant Kieran McCrystal, 25, walked barefoot to Hillingdon foodbank after his life fell apart due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following his time serving in Afghanistan. Coming to the foodbank has turned his life around.

On leaving the army, Kieran struggled to find a job and was evicted from his house after spending his life savings on rent, too proud to claim benefits. A new father, his PTSD forced him to split with the mother of his child, whom he had been saving up to marry. After spending two weeks on the streets, Lieutenant McCrystal, decided that he had to turn his life around. He went to the YMCA who provided temporary accommodation, but Kieran still needed food and was pointed to Hillingdon foodbank in Uxbridge for help.

The foodbank highlighted his predicament through their local newspaper.

Within 24 hours, Lt McCrystal was placed in accommodation. Now all he is seeking to complete his turnaround, is a job.

When men like this have to be given food vouchers


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:45

what about

bread beans eggs potatoes and veg and dairy products


Muffyxx Report 30 Mar 2013 17:45

Me neither........


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:45

dont get me started on overseas aid lol,