food banks,

Started by alfred, February 03, 2022, 05:59:20 PM

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alfred

Hearing the news of fuel price increases and plus higher and more costly petrol prices  will food banks cease to exist as people will put their priority on their own table, rather than spare the odd tin or two to help less unfortunate people, who are worse off than us.


Will the government help these people as well, particularly those sleeping rough on the streets also receive some type of help,


Q; what are your thoughts and will you share then with us,   

Scrumpy

I will always put into any animal food bank that I see..
I have to watch my money as much as anyone else.. but I can't resist when it comes to animals..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

Good questions Alfred but answers have I none.

I think a fair proportion of food bank stock comes from supermarkets who find it cheaper to pass on than send to landfill because it has reached its best before. In days of yore it would probably have been sold for pig swill but the law protects pigs these days so it can't and goes to the poor instead.

It's good to moan.

GrannyMac

It does klondike. I used to donate regularly, but I'm getting a bit cynical about their use. 
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

Michael Rolls

I used to put tins into teh bin at Tesco's, but now I don't go to shops
Mike
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Jacqueline

I have been helping my kids through Covid.  Now the bills are going up I will be helping them again, sorry I can't aford to keep others too.

GrannyMac

Quote from: Jacqueline on February 03, 2022, 10:50:28 PM
I have been helping my kids through Covid.  Now the bills are going up I will be helping them again, sorry I can't aford to keep others too.

That's as it should be, family has to come first. 
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

Floydy

My daughter used to help out at a food bank and once while she was there some scroat nicked one of the volunteers handbags. There's low and there's low....
"Unbelievable Jeff"....

Raven

Quote from: Scrumpy on February 03, 2022, 06:28:34 PM
I will always put into any animal food bank that I see..
I have to watch my money as much as anyone else.. but I can't resist when it comes to animals..
Same for me, I will always help the animals first, always have done. There's a begger in Perth who has a lovely wee Lurcher type dog and If I am going to the Town I always take a pack of biscuit meal for it and I give him a couple of Bonios from my pocket to chomp on. Brian would be sooooo proud of me. 😇🤭🤪

TREBOR

There does not seem to be any way of donating if you shop for groceries online. Pity. Even Ebay allows you to donate to a charity at checkout. Surely it should not be beyond the programmers of the main supermarket websites.

Michael Rolls

That's a good point. Like most folk I give to charities, but the ability to lob a couple of tines of soup or whatever into a food bank I would very much welcome.
Mike
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-Oy-

Quote from: Michael Rolls on February 08, 2022, 10:52:48 AM
That's a good point. Like most folk I give to charities, but the ability to lob a couple of tines of soup or whatever into a food bank I would very much welcome.
Mike
That's what I do at our local supermarket.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

Scrumpy

Quote from: TREBOR on February 08, 2022, 10:49:00 AM
There does not seem to be any way of donating if you shop for groceries online. Pity. Even Ebay allows you to donate to a charity at checkout. Surely it should not be beyond the programmers of the main supermarket websites.


I wouldn't donate online.. I like to put my own donation into the bin..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Michael Rolls

Quote from: -Oy- on February 08, 2022, 04:20:34 PM
That's what I do at our local supermarket.
I used to - but haven't been into a food shop since June 2020 - only order on line
Mike
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FLOUNCER3

i think we mostly are pensioners, and so are at the wrong end of the earners charts
but have any of us even nearly had to consider visiting a food bank?....
how many visitors will be smokers, or drinkers or even gamblers...
i am not suggesting a means test, but if either parents fall into any of the above brackets then i dont want to help them...