York Foodbank seeking 200 supporters

York Foodbank

York Foodbank

First published in News

YORK Foodbank is looking for 200 people to form a dedicated core of supporters to keep the charity helping people in need.

Organisers want to forma “200 club” of people who can give £10 or more every month, so the charity has a reliable income to help it plan ahead.

In the first edition of its newsletter, the Foodbank put out an appeal for people who can give regularly and support their work, and form the 200 club.

The steady income will help the charity be able to provide emergency food for people in need, and will also help it budget effectively for the months ahead and prove to other potential funders that the foodbank is sustainable.

Anyone who wants to give reguarly should visit the York Foodbank page on Virgin Money Giving.

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11:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

I have yet to see a post on here from one of the many people in "need".I would like to see what in need means.Do they drink,smoke,have tattoos,work,drive a car,would be interesting.No doubt the posts will be from the do gooders and pc clan,calling me names.
I have yet to see a post on here from one of the many people in "need".I would like to see what in need means.Do they drink,smoke,have tattoos,work,drive a car,would be interesting.No doubt the posts will be from the do gooders and pc clan,calling me names. CHISSY1
  • Score: -11

12:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

rothko says...

Many working people use the food bank. You've built up a tabloid sterotype which applies to a minority.
Many working people use the food bank. You've built up a tabloid sterotype which applies to a minority. rothko
  • Score: 11

12:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Anna Gramme says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
I have yet to see a post on here from one of the many people in "need".I would like to see what in need means.Do they drink,smoke,have tattoos,work,drive a car,would be interesting.No doubt the posts will be from the do gooders and pc clan,calling me names.
How would you know whether someone posting here was in need ? You would probably say anything supportive of a food bank was a Marxist whinge. Statistically, the chances are that someone using a food bank is in work and probably can't afford to drive or pay the rent and certainly can't afford to feed their family properly. You can't just roll up to a food bank capriciously, you have to be referred by a properly recognised support agency. Who would choose to live like this ? If you really want to do something why not militate against the tight-fisted employers like supermarkets who don't pay decent wages while making big profits, much of the money going into the pockets of the wealthy, many overseas. Do you realise that the state hands out benefits to big employers by subsidising their meanness in the form of small benefits to poorly paid workers. That's your tax going to help big business. You attack benefit claimants and the like while missing the big picture. The much-deride City of York Council does at least pay the Living Wage.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see a post on here from one of the many people in "need".I would like to see what in need means.Do they drink,smoke,have tattoos,work,drive a car,would be interesting.No doubt the posts will be from the do gooders and pc clan,calling me names.[/p][/quote]How would you know whether someone posting here was in need ? You would probably say anything supportive of a food bank was a Marxist whinge. Statistically, the chances are that someone using a food bank is in work and probably can't afford to drive or pay the rent and certainly can't afford to feed their family properly. You can't just roll up to a food bank capriciously, you have to be referred by a properly recognised support agency. Who would choose to live like this ? If you really want to do something why not militate against the tight-fisted employers like supermarkets who don't pay decent wages while making big profits, much of the money going into the pockets of the wealthy, many overseas. Do you realise that the state hands out benefits to big employers by subsidising their meanness in the form of small benefits to poorly paid workers. That's your tax going to help big business. You attack benefit claimants and the like while missing the big picture. The much-deride City of York Council does at least pay the Living Wage. Anna Gramme
  • Score: 6

4:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

Anna Gramme wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
I have yet to see a post on here from one of the many people in "need".I would like to see what in need means.Do they drink,smoke,have tattoos,work,drive a car,would be interesting.No doubt the posts will be from the do gooders and pc clan,calling me names.
How would you know whether someone posting here was in need ? You would probably say anything supportive of a food bank was a Marxist whinge. Statistically, the chances are that someone using a food bank is in work and probably can't afford to drive or pay the rent and certainly can't afford to feed their family properly. You can't just roll up to a food bank capriciously, you have to be referred by a properly recognised support agency. Who would choose to live like this ? If you really want to do something why not militate against the tight-fisted employers like supermarkets who don't pay decent wages while making big profits, much of the money going into the pockets of the wealthy, many overseas. Do you realise that the state hands out benefits to big employers by subsidising their meanness in the form of small benefits to poorly paid workers. That's your tax going to help big business. You attack benefit claimants and the like while missing the big picture. The much-deride City of York Council does at least pay the Living Wage.
There are the first two.I would still like to see a post from someone who uses one of these banks.You have lost touch if you believe that all claimants of whatever are genuine.The system is abused by some scroungers and i know some of them.So come on a post from a person who uses a food bank would be interesting,instead of the soap box bores.
[quote][p][bold]Anna Gramme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see a post on here from one of the many people in "need".I would like to see what in need means.Do they drink,smoke,have tattoos,work,drive a car,would be interesting.No doubt the posts will be from the do gooders and pc clan,calling me names.[/p][/quote]How would you know whether someone posting here was in need ? You would probably say anything supportive of a food bank was a Marxist whinge. Statistically, the chances are that someone using a food bank is in work and probably can't afford to drive or pay the rent and certainly can't afford to feed their family properly. You can't just roll up to a food bank capriciously, you have to be referred by a properly recognised support agency. Who would choose to live like this ? If you really want to do something why not militate against the tight-fisted employers like supermarkets who don't pay decent wages while making big profits, much of the money going into the pockets of the wealthy, many overseas. Do you realise that the state hands out benefits to big employers by subsidising their meanness in the form of small benefits to poorly paid workers. That's your tax going to help big business. You attack benefit claimants and the like while missing the big picture. The much-deride City of York Council does at least pay the Living Wage.[/p][/quote]There are the first two.I would still like to see a post from someone who uses one of these banks.You have lost touch if you believe that all claimants of whatever are genuine.The system is abused by some scroungers and i know some of them.So come on a post from a person who uses a food bank would be interesting,instead of the soap box bores. CHISSY1
  • Score: -4

10:35am Thu 7 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

To me it looked like CHISSY1 has unfortunately been reading too much of the Daily Mail's nonsense.

When I moved from private to state school I realised that people don't come with a label "food bank user" or "benefits claimant" or whatever other label we want to try to write people off with. People feel a bit ashamed and embarrassed of using foodbanks. Of course they are going to be. I know people who's mums and dads work really had but can't quite make ends meet from one month to another. The last week in a month can be particularly difficult. It's not nice when you need to say to your relatively rich friends "no, I can't come to the cinema" or "no, I can't call you - no credit left" etc. And it's not about smoking, drinking or heaven forbid "having tattoos". It's about real people needing a hand from one week to the next because they can't make ends meet, or don't want to let children down etc. One of my friend's mother would rather not eat than let her daughter not go out or have credit. It's not about people scrounging or living beyond means or whatever. It's about poor people "keeping up appearances"; call it what you like, it's a cruel way to live and these people need help, support and sympathy, not branding as some lower class scum by people like far right-wing CHISSY1.

I don't believe in Victorian values nor a Victorian social security net. Oh, silly me, there wasn't one...
To me it looked like CHISSY1 has unfortunately been reading too much of the Daily Mail's nonsense. When I moved from private to state school I realised that people don't come with a label "food bank user" or "benefits claimant" or whatever other label we want to try to write people off with. People feel a bit ashamed and embarrassed of using foodbanks. Of course they are going to be. I know people who's mums and dads work really had but can't quite make ends meet from one month to another. The last week in a month can be particularly difficult. It's not nice when you need to say to your relatively rich friends "no, I can't come to the cinema" or "no, I can't call you - no credit left" etc. And it's not about smoking, drinking or heaven forbid "having tattoos". It's about real people needing a hand from one week to the next because they can't make ends meet, or don't want to let children down etc. One of my friend's mother would rather not eat than let her daughter not go out or have credit. It's not about people scrounging or living beyond means or whatever. It's about poor people "keeping up appearances"; call it what you like, it's a cruel way to live and these people need help, support and sympathy, not branding as some lower class scum by people like far right-wing CHISSY1. I don't believe in Victorian values nor a Victorian social security net. Oh, silly me, there wasn't one... BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: 5

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