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Jobcentres to send poor and hungry to charity food banks

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firemonkee57

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Tens of thousands of benefits claimants will be referred to food banks by the Government, which is worried that many Britons face a stark choice: starvation or feeding themselves by begging or stealing.

From tomorrow, jobcentres in England and Wales will refer the needy to charity-run food banks that will give them a food parcel. It is the first time in living memory that hungry people will have been passed on to charities in this way.


The move comes amid growing levels of food poverty, fuelled by rising food prices and high rates of unemployment. Under the scheme, people whose benefits have been delayed, or have been refused crisis loans, will be referred to their local food bank. A claimant will be limited to three consecutive referrals – each time giving them enough food for three days. They will be given basics such as tinned soup, baked beans, meat, fish and pasta.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jobcentres-to-send-poor-and-hungry-to-charity-food-banks-2356578.html


Yet they still press on with their odious and immoral reforms.
 
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Is it like a loan then?
 
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I don't think it is surprising at all that there increasing figures coincide with the switch over to ESA.
 
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fmlfml

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Well, we dont have anything like this over here.
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I work in a food bank and this has been the case for a while - it just hasn't been publicised. Can i just ask those of you who are financially able to put a couple of extra tins in your trollies per week - as much of the funding to the charities has been cut too.
 
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I work in a food bank and this has been the case for a while - it just hasn't been publicised. Can i just ask those of you who are financially able to put a couple of extra tins in your trollies per week - as much of the funding to the charities has been cut too.
where do I find my local food bank? I could use some extra help....

stan
 
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Does JSA/ESA increase in line with inflation?
Benefits have been way behind inflation for years, and now Cabbage Patch Cameron is making more cuts they'll be even further out of touch before he is finally voted out & Labour are voted back in to put things back on a even keel.
 
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Its the way it is, capitalism in an inherently unstable system, and now we have the capitalists buddies in power, but Labour aren't much better, we just keep voting for them as the lesser evil, but they were happy to suck up to the bankers and corporate big wigs. We all keep buying into the consumerist society, not that we have a choice, when it finally goes up the wahoo and the oil runs out, it will be the subsistence farmers in poor countries who'll have the easiest time of it.
 
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