No ID, no checks… and vouchers for sob stories: The truth behind those shock food bank claims | Mail Online

22 Apr

No ID, no checks… and vouchers for sob stories: The truth behind those shock food bank claims | Mail Online.

when the trussel trust said demand for free food has increased enormously and concluded that govt cuts are having a huge impact and making people starve,  i was a bit sceptical. they concluded this from the increased numbers of food parcels and increased numbers of people wanting coming to them. but knowing human nature if something is given away free, i dont see why anyone would refuse. so i can understand people coming to get it even though they are not in dire need. it is free food after all.

this investigation simply shows it happening. the trust is likely to give parcels to anyone who says they want it, and not investigate too closely whether they really are penniless. it is not necessary. they are a charity and anyone who says they want it should get it. to start imposing rules and allowing some to get it and others not, because of a definition of what is poverty and what is not, is really not a concern of a charity supposed to help the needy. by definition anyone who says they want it, is needy.

but the trust is wrong to conclude from this that the govt changes on social security is causing it. too many other factors to heed , so there is no clear cut cause and effect to warrant the conclusion.

the trust should just do its work and let the politics alone.

but the trust is a franchise. it seems it charges organisations £1500 to join and a regular yearly subscription. but that is what always happen when something is set up as a charity with good intentions at first. business practices take over and they are run as a business. it is inevitable of course. and it becomes self propagating, no charity i know ever makes itself redundant. which by rights should be its aim. if ur aim is to reduce poverty, u should be working hard to make your charity redundant, because that would mean u have defeated poverty. but i cannot imagine any charity wanting to do that…

2 Responses to “No ID, no checks… and vouchers for sob stories: The truth behind those shock food bank claims | Mail Online”

  1. Carl D'Agostino Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    It sickens me to see the people get into their late model cars and drive off while the truly needy wait at the bus stop. The Salvation Army has the best ratio of money collected to assistance distributed than any other charity.

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      hi, most would feel the same as you but i urge u to not look at it that way. i wait for a bus and i like it, and dont feel angry at anyone who drives by in a fancy car. i think my life is wonderful without a car. and i pity that sap who is brainwashed into thinking a car is a sign of wealth.
      in this world there will be rich and poor, but dont think the poor are the ones to deserve pity … the so called rich are having a more horrible time, if u come to think more deeply about it. that rich person is filled with fear, of losing his money, or not making more money. you think he is enjoying his life, but he spents so much time worrying about his money and making more money, it is not a nice life at all. granted he can enjoy eating expensive meals in restaurants, travel first class all over the world, etc but when u really see it for what it is, it is not all that great. once done is enough. really. it is like wanting to see the niagara falls, and feeling life will be perfect if only … then u see it and find yourself saying’ is that it???’

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