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Thousands Of Meals Donated To Families In Need

Thursday December 19 2013

NEARLY 9,000 meals have been collected for families in need after three collections at a Tesco store.

The latest drive saw 3,475 meals donated by shoppers - including a 30 per cent top up by the supermarket chain - to go to the local food bank in Wath in time for Christmas.

MP John Healey supported the collection again by paying a visit to the store to help volunteers.

This was Tesco’s third Neighbourhood Food Collection in partnership with food banks charity The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare.

During the weekend of November 29 December 1, customers were given a special shopping list and asked to pick up an extra item of food to donate at the end of their shop, such as long-life milk, cereal, tinned food and tea and coffee.

The last collection in June saw 3,835 meals collected at the store, and around 1,500 were donated during the first collection in December 2012.

John said: "The number of people relying on food banks has tripled over the last 12 months and 500,000 people in Britain are thought to now depend on emergency food aid.

"The people of Wath have been as generous as ever and their donations will go straight to families in need in the local area, who might otherwise have gone hungry this Christmas."

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Reply Posted by ang on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:02
didnt know we ad a food bank in wath who is eligeble?

Reply Posted by dre on Saturday December 21 2013 at 11:02
not you ya tight ****

Reply Posted by Lyndon on Thursday December 19 2013 at 15:21
They had a debate on food banks in the commons today.Iain Duncan Smith sat smirking as it was pointed out to him half a million people were now using them. Which another MP described as "extraordinary", he refused to answer any questions then left early. A labour MP describing how people fought over end of the day bargains at her local Tesco,was drowned out by laughter and jeering from tory MP's.
I think that tells you all you need to know about the current consevative party, and their attitude to the poor.Absolute scum.

Reply Posted by sid on Thursday December 19 2013 at 17:03
They care not one jot in truth. We are beneath them,so we don't matter. Corruption rules!

Reply Posted by Misty on Sunday December 22 2013 at 00:10
You hit the nail on the head Lyndon they don't live on the same planet as us commoners & yes they are total scum!

Reply Posted by j on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:50
Let's all pray for salmonella in their turkeys!!!! Disgusting that they should laugh at the poverty in their own country - Scum of the earth!!!

Reply Posted by becca on Saturday December 21 2013 at 11:14
That is so terrible , that they would laugh at people's dire situations . I say take away , there expenses , put them on minimum wages and see how they would fair with it. They wouldnt last a day . We need to pray , things will change. It makes me feel sick. :-(

Reply Posted by nadder on Saturday December 21 2013 at 11:35
If companies like Tesco didn't take advantage of people on workfare placements then we wouldn't need as many foodbanks.

Reply Posted by craig on Saturday December 21 2013 at 12:47
Its the mps that is takeing us down the hills ther just out to look after them seifs don't care about us the money the mps get for whot and the set off cunts still not happy with the money so there do that with tax robbing cunts if it was one off us that had the tax man off we would get afew years whot did them get afew mths that is saying something..

Reply Posted by Foodbank coordinator on Saturday December 21 2013 at 19:08
I run a Foodbank near Barnsley. It's a shame that the supermarkets can't help and support the Foodbanks not connected to Trussel Trust. My Foodbank cannot afford the huge amout of money that TT expect you to pay to join. Fortunately so far the community have done us proud with donations.
Only wish that the supermarkets would help too without the trussle trust.
We have had over 100 different families into our Foodbank with an excess of 500 mouths being fed.
Foodbank are a unfortunate necessity now due to the current financial climate. Big cost of living rises but little in the way of pay rises or additional hours at work etc.
And to dispel some ideas, my work shows that there are more working families having to go to Foodbanks rather than benefit claimants.

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday December 21 2013 at 19:29
Hey @Richard! This is what I'm talking about. This poster, food bank coordinator is in the thick of it. Its not right and IDS can only smirk and walk? That's disgusting really.