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Food Vouchers

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AnninGlos Report 30 Mar 2013 17:16

I think that yes, there may be some who buy luxuries and then struggle but with the present economic crisis there are going to be many who find themselves out of a job through no fault of there own, people made redundant when firms go into administration, many of these will have families and mortgages because they can't have foreseen being made redundant. These are possible the ones who are going to struggle.

It is appalling that food vouchers and food banks are necessary but the situation is here now and has to be addressed. I don't think it is a UK problem only either. I think the people who run the food banks and the people who give food to them should be applauded. I believe too, in this area we also have what they call 'child banks' I think that is the term, where all the things needed for babies and young children can be handed in and recycled to needy families.

I can't criticize these families that need help even those that put the wrong things before food. I feel it is something that has been waiting to happen in this 'grab all' society. Many of these parents have not been educated themselves in how to manage. I think 'there but for the grace' go my family.'


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:18

its going to be just like during the war
good job i kept my mums old cook book
tells you how to make everything
even soap window cleaner ect


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:21

see baby banks??? why have a child if you cant provide for it,

i agree with most of what you say Ann, these things should be there for those who need, and not want them,

but some people will always abuse the system


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:25

I think that if our parents had been doing the parenting now days they would have handed down clothes or gone to jumble sales the problem is WHAT PEOPLE EXSPECT
Nowdays kids want the best of everything so leaving those whom!!! most of us are struggling not able to buy food


AnninGlos Report 30 Mar 2013 17:27

Stray I agree with you to a point about why have a baby if you can't afford to provide for it, (and also multiple children!), but as I said, many of these families with babies and children will have been well able to afford it until their firm went belly up. Look at how many have gone into administration recently, think of all the parents who were working to provide for their children, then look at the queue seeking work this week when 4000 applied for 1000 jobs. Those are the people who need help.


Muffyxx Report 30 Mar 2013 17:28

That's just mad.

If i don't have the money......the children get what I can afford....Sometimes I buy things from the car boot.....*shrugs* loads do the same........My housing and food come before anything ..anyone who is daft enough to let their children dictate their budget and leave themselves short of food ought to be ashamed of themselves!!!!!!!!

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Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Mar 2013 17:29

I too am in favour of this, when I heard about it I didnt expect the whole of benefit to be paid in vouchers as Ann says people have water bills to pay and need cash for other things as well, bet a few tattoo artist go out of business if it comes off :-P


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:30

yes Ann i do feel for people who have been made redundant its pants, :-(

haha muffy my littleman, runs my budget half the time, after the blls r paid and food is bought of course lol ;-)


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:40

if they had sorted immigration out years ago
things would not be like this today
and neither would the housing situation be like it is to


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:41

Look the food vouchers are given to those who say they have no food they get this for their voucher

Milk (UHT or powdered)
Sugar (500g)
Fruit juice (carton)
Pasta sauces
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea Bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Tinned meat/fish
Tinned fruit
Biscuits or snack bar

Amounts are dictated by the number of people in families


KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 17:43

i totally agree with 95% of what you people are saying but how else do we .......those who have food cope with those who dont when last week we gave 3 million pounds to a third world county whom are at war!!!??????


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:45

dont get me started on overseas aid lol,


Muffyxx Report 30 Mar 2013 17:45

Me neither........


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:45

what about

bread beans eggs potatoes and veg and dairy products


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


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!!??


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 17:48

see him i can totally understand, getting help,


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


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


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 .......