Food banks busier than ever say campaigners

Handing out food – Colin Black, John Williams and Nick Patterson at Storehouse

Handing out food – Colin Black, John Williams and Nick Patterson at Storehouse

First published in Southend by

THE economy may be seeing signs of recovery, but it is not slowing the number of people using food banks in south Essex, campaigners warn.

Although unemployment is at its lowest level for five years, food banks in south Essex remain as busy as ever.

Charities and campaign groups behind the food banks argue the upturn in the nation’s fortunes has not changed the circumstances of the lowest paid and unemployed.

Andy Goodliff, 33, is the Baptist minister at Belle Vue Church in Southchurch Road, Southend, and runs a food bank backed by Christian charity the Trussell Trust.

Twice a week it serves three days’ worth of food to people who are referred by doctors, social workers and voluntary organisations.

Mr Goodliff said the need for food banks was becoming so pronounced, the church was discussing widening its scope to cover the Leigh area as well.

He said: “We’ve only been here about six months, but even in that time we’ve definitely been growing in terms of the amount of food we supply.

“We’ve now provided for 700 people and, a few weeks ago, 27 people turned up with food parcel vouchers, which is the most we’ve ever had in one sitting.

“We opened the food bank on November 1, to meet the needs of people living in the Southchurch area, but that’s quickly grown.

“We are now in conversations with local churches regarding extending our boundaries to cover areas like Leigh as well.”

He said the public’s perception of people who find themselves in need of food banks was not always accurate – with many people finding themselves in crisis over unexpected expenses.

Mr Goodliff said: “Often the people you are helping are not the ones you would expect.

“These are people living in homes and often have jobs but, for whatever reason, find themselves suddenly without enough money that week to be able to provide for themselves and their families.”

John Williams, 37, is project manager of Southend charity Storehouse and said many of the 600 people a week the organisation provides for at its Coleman Street premises were also working people temporarily falling on hard times.

But he said overall numbers had “stabilised” following an alltime high in 2012.

He added: “Things have stabilised and I think we are probably at the last point of food bank need at the moment. I believe things are going to turn over in the next couple of years.

“But long-termneed has grown, such as people knowing they are going to go without food for a long period of time, in which case we have to refer them to other organisations because we provide a sticking plaster to the problem, not a long-term solution.”

However, this is exactly what Mr Goodliff fears food banks will have to become in the future.

He said: “If things continue as they are, there’s a danger food banks become a permanent feature of the landscape.”

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9:01am Wed 30 Apr 14

Wizardweb says...

Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket. Wizardweb
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9:29am Wed 30 Apr 14

jayman says...

Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt
rust.org/how-it-work
s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
[quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food. jayman
  • Score: 5

10:05am Wed 30 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

when the next round of benefit 'reforms' kick in, 'food bank' will seem a rather quaint, out dated expression..... you'll need something a little larger than the local church hall.....
when the next round of benefit 'reforms' kick in, 'food bank' will seem a rather quaint, out dated expression..... you'll need something a little larger than the local church hall..... pembury53
  • Score: 0

10:12am Wed 30 Apr 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

I'd never go into a food bank. Must make you feel pretty poor. I know what i'd do, ill just start shoplifting from supermarkets. It's easy to do especially at self service checkouts. Just put things through without paying. Simple.
I'd never go into a food bank. Must make you feel pretty poor. I know what i'd do, ill just start shoplifting from supermarkets. It's easy to do especially at self service checkouts. Just put things through without paying. Simple. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -7

10:22am Wed 30 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.
the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own. profondo asbo
  • Score: 5

10:28am Wed 30 Apr 14

Sensible Man says...

I am sure that there are people who need emergency help from food-banks and it is good that they get that help.

However, do the foodbanks / referrers to foodbanks check that the potential customers are not wasting money on cigarettes / alcohol / mobile phones when they should be spending this money on foodstuffs?

Unfortunately this whole area seems to have been hijacked by Labour and other assorted lefties to attack necessary welfare reforms with their extreme lefty political dogma.

If people are in genuine need they should get help - if they are wasting their cash on fags, booze, and mobiles then those things must go first.
I am sure that there are people who need emergency help from food-banks and it is good that they get that help. However, do the foodbanks / referrers to foodbanks check that the potential customers are not wasting money on cigarettes / alcohol / mobile phones when they should be spending this money on foodstuffs? Unfortunately this whole area seems to have been hijacked by Labour and other assorted lefties to attack necessary welfare reforms with their extreme lefty political dogma. If people are in genuine need they should get help - if they are wasting their cash on fags, booze, and mobiles then those things must go first. Sensible Man
  • Score: 10

12:55pm Wed 30 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Sensible Man wrote:
I am sure that there are people who need emergency help from food-banks and it is good that they get that help. However, do the foodbanks / referrers to foodbanks check that the potential customers are not wasting money on cigarettes / alcohol / mobile phones when they should be spending this money on foodstuffs? Unfortunately this whole area seems to have been hijacked by Labour and other assorted lefties to attack necessary welfare reforms with their extreme lefty political dogma. If people are in genuine need they should get help - if they are wasting their cash on fags, booze, and mobiles then those things must go first.
"necessary welfare reforms"..... you think attempting to force the often unemployable into work, when at the same time defending the right of millions of eastern europeans to take the very jobs they could have been forced into (assuming they cleared it with the employer first) is not political dogma ? It may be a fair point that they are wasting their cash on fags, booze and mobiles, but at least that cash goes straight back into the UK economy, and supports business, unlike the greed ridden corporations and super rich tax dodgers, who buy appartments in monaco.......
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: I am sure that there are people who need emergency help from food-banks and it is good that they get that help. However, do the foodbanks / referrers to foodbanks check that the potential customers are not wasting money on cigarettes / alcohol / mobile phones when they should be spending this money on foodstuffs? Unfortunately this whole area seems to have been hijacked by Labour and other assorted lefties to attack necessary welfare reforms with their extreme lefty political dogma. If people are in genuine need they should get help - if they are wasting their cash on fags, booze, and mobiles then those things must go first.[/p][/quote]"necessary welfare reforms"..... you think attempting to force the often unemployable into work, when at the same time defending the right of millions of eastern europeans to take the very jobs they could have been forced into (assuming they cleared it with the employer first) is not political dogma ? It may be a fair point that they are wasting their cash on fags, booze and mobiles, but at least that cash goes straight back into the UK economy, and supports business, unlike the greed ridden corporations and super rich tax dodgers, who buy appartments in monaco....... pembury53
  • Score: 4

1:34pm Wed 30 Apr 14

jayman says...

profondo asbo wrote:
the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.
each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.[/p][/quote]each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries... jayman
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Wed 30 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

jayman wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.
each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...
we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.[/p][/quote]each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...[/p][/quote]we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements. profondo asbo
  • Score: 4

2:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
profondo asbo wrote: the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.
each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...
we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.
need to speak to some puff growers, for advice.... 4 crops a year in no more than a loft space...
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.[/p][/quote]each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...[/p][/quote]we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.[/p][/quote]need to speak to some puff growers, for advice.... 4 crops a year in no more than a loft space... pembury53
  • Score: -3

4:14pm Wed 30 Apr 14

I care about rayleigh says...

I agree with profondo asbo. As the saying goes - give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.
I agree with profondo asbo. As the saying goes - give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for life. I care about rayleigh
  • Score: 3

5:17pm Wed 30 Apr 14

John Bull 40 says...

If you give food for free you will always have a large uptake, its human nature.
Even the very rich will try for a discount on their rolls Royce.
If you give food for free you will always have a large uptake, its human nature. Even the very rich will try for a discount on their rolls Royce. John Bull 40
  • Score: 3

6:35pm Wed 30 Apr 14

abd123 says...

I am surprised that some clients have jobs. If you have any money at all what is more than important than food to spend it on? You can get behind with the rent or fuel bills but you cannot survive without food. Food has to be your first priority.
I am surprised that some clients have jobs. If you have any money at all what is more than important than food to spend it on? You can get behind with the rent or fuel bills but you cannot survive without food. Food has to be your first priority. abd123
  • Score: 5

9:40am Thu 1 May 14

jayman says...

profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.
each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...
we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.
Sorry asbo. But to support a calorific intake of 1800 cal. (without fortified foods) produced from an allotment would be impossible. Yields would need to be impossible high.

Crop rotation would be impossible without heavily enriching the soil or by planting fallow crops every forth rotation.

Crop failure would result in starvation.

The time it would take to produce consistently high yeilds would remove an individual's ability to be available for employment.
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.[/p][/quote]each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...[/p][/quote]we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.[/p][/quote]Sorry asbo. But to support a calorific intake of 1800 cal. (without fortified foods) produced from an allotment would be impossible. Yields would need to be impossible high. Crop rotation would be impossible without heavily enriching the soil or by planting fallow crops every forth rotation. Crop failure would result in starvation. The time it would take to produce consistently high yeilds would remove an individual's ability to be available for employment. jayman
  • Score: -2

10:33am Thu 1 May 14

profondo asbo says...

jayman wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.
each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...
we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.
Sorry asbo. But to support a calorific intake of 1800 cal. (without fortified foods) produced from an allotment would be impossible. Yields would need to be impossible high.

Crop rotation would be impossible without heavily enriching the soil or by planting fallow crops every forth rotation.

Crop failure would result in starvation.

The time it would take to produce consistently high yeilds would remove an individual's ability to be available for employment.
i repeat the idea is community allotment projects which afford plenty of space for crop rotation. produce is pooled. sufficient diversification of crop insures against crop failure. i repeat expertise is available. clearly full self sufficiency is difficult to attain but i repeat this is, at worst, a valuable top up. also this is about getting those that don't or won't doing something positive. if gainful employment is secured then the participant can leave the project or continue if they wish. many employed individuals have allotments and work them in their spare time. the alternative is the status quo which is just not working and is unsustainable.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: the money should be spent on community allotment projects. the bankers need to learn self sufficiency. it's like giving food aid to the africans rather than tooling them to produce their own.[/p][/quote]each person requires 1-2 acres of land (food production) to feed themselves for a month. smallholding self sufficiency is a myth. this does not include mineral and metal extraction, textiles and fisheries...[/p][/quote]we are only talking about food, clearly. 1 single allotment is sufficient for a family of four. i'm not expecting the individuals to rear their own livestock (although that's also fine if correctly supervised), just grow vegetables. as i say they should be community allotments so expertise is available and produce pooled. potatoes if stored correctly can last for 8 months on top of a 4 month cropping season. pulses can be frozen. it will be great for the bankers' physical well-being and self-esteem even if it only amounts to a top up of their food requirements.[/p][/quote]Sorry asbo. But to support a calorific intake of 1800 cal. (without fortified foods) produced from an allotment would be impossible. Yields would need to be impossible high. Crop rotation would be impossible without heavily enriching the soil or by planting fallow crops every forth rotation. Crop failure would result in starvation. The time it would take to produce consistently high yeilds would remove an individual's ability to be available for employment.[/p][/quote]i repeat the idea is community allotment projects which afford plenty of space for crop rotation. produce is pooled. sufficient diversification of crop insures against crop failure. i repeat expertise is available. clearly full self sufficiency is difficult to attain but i repeat this is, at worst, a valuable top up. also this is about getting those that don't or won't doing something positive. if gainful employment is secured then the participant can leave the project or continue if they wish. many employed individuals have allotments and work them in their spare time. the alternative is the status quo which is just not working and is unsustainable. profondo asbo
  • Score: 2

10:42am Thu 1 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt

rust.org/how-it-work

s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

11:24am Thu 1 May 14

jayman says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt


rust.org/how-it-work


s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative. jayman
  • Score: 0

11:57am Thu 1 May 14

jayman says...

http://www.trussellt
rust.org/foodbank-pr
ojects

What’s in a foodbox?
Each foodbox contains a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food
http://www.trussellt rust.org/foodbank-pr ojects What’s in a foodbox? Each foodbox contains a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food jayman
  • Score: 1

1:11pm Thu 1 May 14

profondo asbo says...

jayman wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt



rust.org/how-it-work



s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
tinned sponge is nutritional?
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.[/p][/quote]tinned sponge is nutritional? profondo asbo
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Thu 1 May 14

JAS1983 says...

profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt




rust.org/how-it-work




s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
tinned sponge is nutritional?
My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.[/p][/quote]tinned sponge is nutritional?[/p][/quote]My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society. JAS1983
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Thu 1 May 14

profondo asbo says...

JAS1983 wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt





rust.org/how-it-work





s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
tinned sponge is nutritional?
My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.
yes whatever but is it nutritional?
[quote][p][bold]JAS1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.[/p][/quote]tinned sponge is nutritional?[/p][/quote]My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.[/p][/quote]yes whatever but is it nutritional? profondo asbo
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Thu 1 May 14

JAS1983 says...

profondo asbo wrote:
JAS1983 wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt






rust.org/how-it-work






s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
tinned sponge is nutritional?
My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.
yes whatever but is it nutritional?
Yep, a Heinz Tinned Sponge Chocolate Pudding has 0.9g of fiber per quarter tin. Plus on a side note, a little of something nice when going through hard times can do the world of good too. Hope you never need help in this way (or indeed any way where your struggling) but if you do, i hope you return the tinned sponge.
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAS1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.[/p][/quote]tinned sponge is nutritional?[/p][/quote]My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.[/p][/quote]yes whatever but is it nutritional?[/p][/quote]Yep, a Heinz Tinned Sponge Chocolate Pudding has 0.9g of fiber per quarter tin. Plus on a side note, a little of something nice when going through hard times can do the world of good too. Hope you never need help in this way (or indeed any way where your struggling) but if you do, i hope you return the tinned sponge. JAS1983
  • Score: -1

2:34pm Thu 1 May 14

profondo asbo says...

JAS1983 wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
JAS1983 wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt







rust.org/how-it-work







s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
tinned sponge is nutritional?
My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.
yes whatever but is it nutritional?
Yep, a Heinz Tinned Sponge Chocolate Pudding has 0.9g of fiber per quarter tin. Plus on a side note, a little of something nice when going through hard times can do the world of good too. Hope you never need help in this way (or indeed any way where your struggling) but if you do, i hope you return the tinned sponge.
let's not kid ourselves about the nutritional value but i take your point about the "something nice"
[quote][p][bold]JAS1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAS1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.[/p][/quote]tinned sponge is nutritional?[/p][/quote]My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.[/p][/quote]yes whatever but is it nutritional?[/p][/quote]Yep, a Heinz Tinned Sponge Chocolate Pudding has 0.9g of fiber per quarter tin. Plus on a side note, a little of something nice when going through hard times can do the world of good too. Hope you never need help in this way (or indeed any way where your struggling) but if you do, i hope you return the tinned sponge.[/p][/quote]let's not kid ourselves about the nutritional value but i take your point about the "something nice" profondo asbo
  • Score: 2

2:43pm Thu 1 May 14

JAS1983 says...

profondo asbo wrote:
JAS1983 wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
JAS1983 wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
jayman wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
jayman wrote:
Wizardweb wrote:
Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.
the Trussell trust rules on food bank use.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

http://www.trussellt








rust.org/how-it-work








s

its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.
Three days of emergency food.

how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?
none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.
tinned sponge is nutritional?
My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.
yes whatever but is it nutritional?
Yep, a Heinz Tinned Sponge Chocolate Pudding has 0.9g of fiber per quarter tin. Plus on a side note, a little of something nice when going through hard times can do the world of good too. Hope you never need help in this way (or indeed any way where your struggling) but if you do, i hope you return the tinned sponge.
let's not kid ourselves about the nutritional value but i take your point about the "something nice"
Just saying there is the tiniest bit of nutritional value... I know its not really that nutritional :-)
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAS1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAS1983[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wizardweb[/bold] wrote: Although a lot of people are in need of food banks, I'll bet there's a lot of people who find a few lies cheaper than paying for stuff in the supermarket.[/p][/quote]the Trussell trust rules on food bank use. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine. Clients receive food Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. http://www.trussellt rust.org/how-it-work s its not a free Waitrose. Its three days of emergency food.[/p][/quote]Three days of emergency food. how many multipacks of crisps and three litre bottles of coke is that?[/p][/quote]none... the trussell trust issue nutritionally balanced food. your are hopelessly right-wing and provocative.[/p][/quote]tinned sponge is nutritional?[/p][/quote]My word you are pathetic. Get over yourself, People who use the service are referred by professionals, and FOOD is given by people who DONATE out of the goodness of their hearts to help people who are struggling. Stuff has to be long life to insure minimal food wastage in the event that maybe one day less people need food that is donated. Lets hope that happens soon, but whilst it doesn't, long may the Food Banks continue to help society.[/p][/quote]yes whatever but is it nutritional?[/p][/quote]Yep, a Heinz Tinned Sponge Chocolate Pudding has 0.9g of fiber per quarter tin. Plus on a side note, a little of something nice when going through hard times can do the world of good too. Hope you never need help in this way (or indeed any way where your struggling) but if you do, i hope you return the tinned sponge.[/p][/quote]let's not kid ourselves about the nutritional value but i take your point about the "something nice"[/p][/quote]Just saying there is the tiniest bit of nutritional value... I know its not really that nutritional :-) JAS1983
  • Score: -1

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