York Foodbank up and running, as food poverty fears rise

Volunteers Robin and Jenny packing bags at the Foodbank in the Gateway centre in Acomb, York

Volunteers Robin and Jenny packing bags at the Foodbank in the Gateway centre in Acomb, York

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by

RESIDENTS living below the breadline have been taking full advantage of York’s new Foodbank, which was launched today.

The bank, based in the Gateway Centre in Acomb, aims to help people and families in short-term economic crisis, by providing three days’ worth of nutritious food.

Meals and supplies are being donated by York residents who have generously filled the shelves of the Foodbank in recent months.

Caleb Ellwood, manager at the York Foodbank, said today: “The launch has gone to plan which is great. It’s been a quiet start and that’s exactly how we wanted it to go.

“Basically, we don’t want to become overrun so we work on a voucher basis where people who have been referred to us can redeem their food vouchers.

There are trained staff within social services that refer specific people who are in a crisis to us and we provide three days’ worth of food; breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“We have been given loads of food from York residents, which is fantastic. Volunteers are doing a great job and all the infrastructure is now in place for us to move forward.

"We have had people turn up at the door without a voucher, and we have had to send them to the appropriate services so they can get an official referral voucher.”

National reports yesterday suggested Britain was facing a ‘nutrition recession’ as food prices rise and incomes fall or stagnate. Data compiled for The Guardian revealed the number of people who regularly achieve the "five-a-day" fruit and vegetable guideline has fallen by 900,000 in the past two years.

Mr Ellwood said: “Of course those living under the breadline won’t be able to afford fresh food and will have to prioritise getting three meals a day. We are fortunate that The Trussell Trust have regulated our food which has been cleared as nutritionally balanced.”

York Central MP Hugh Bayley visited the Foodbank earlier this month and commended the facility. A similar Foodbank in York is also run by the Salvation Army in Gillygate.

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1:18pm Mon 19 Nov 12

myselby says...

this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service myselby
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1:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

asd says...

Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's asd
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1:37pm Mon 19 Nov 12

MarkyMarkMark says...

myselby wrote:
this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
What's the problem? If you don't believe it can make a difference, then it can't do you any harm, can it?

And if you do believe it can make a difference, then it might be a really good thing, given that the recipient of the food parcel might just need all the help that they can get right now?

There's no shame in admitting you may need a bit of help.
[quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]What's the problem? If you don't believe it can make a difference, then it can't do you any harm, can it? And if you do believe it can make a difference, then it might be a really good thing, given that the recipient of the food parcel might just need all the help that they can get right now? There's no shame in admitting you may need a bit of help. MarkyMarkMark
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1:44pm Mon 19 Nov 12

YorkPatrol says...

asd wrote:
Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food.


The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!!
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's[/p][/quote]Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!! YorkPatrol
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3:20pm Mon 19 Nov 12

wildthing666 says...

I have known this service was coming for some time but you need to be referred to them rather than just turn up, as mentioned in the article.
Any opportunity for Hugh, I want you to think I care, Bayley did he donate anything? A bag of rice maybe, if he did it was probably added to his expense account
I have known this service was coming for some time but you need to be referred to them rather than just turn up, as mentioned in the article. Any opportunity for Hugh, I want you to think I care, Bayley did he donate anything? A bag of rice maybe, if he did it was probably added to his expense account wildthing666
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3:20pm Mon 19 Nov 12

markymmark says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
asd wrote:
Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food.


The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!!
YorkPatrol says...
1:44pm Mon 19 Nov 12

asd wrote:
Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food.


The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!!


Chill out YorkPatrol.........
Didn't notice asd mentioning "rotting" in their post !
I eat out of date food every week and I am not poor.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's[/p][/quote]Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!![/p][/quote]YorkPatrol says... 1:44pm Mon 19 Nov 12 asd wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!! Chill out YorkPatrol......... Didn't notice asd mentioning "rotting" in their post ! I eat out of date food every week and I am not poor. markymmark
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3:22pm Mon 19 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

How many smoke and drink and drive a car.
How many smoke and drink and drive a car. CHISSY1
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3:42pm Mon 19 Nov 12

oldgoat says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
asd wrote:
Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food.


The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!!
They dump the stuff that is labelled as out of date, but that doesn't mean its rotting!

The food bank should be banging on Morrison's, Tescos and Lidl's doors!
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's[/p][/quote]Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!![/p][/quote]They dump the stuff that is labelled as out of date, but that doesn't mean its rotting! The food bank should be banging on Morrison's, Tescos and Lidl's doors! oldgoat
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3:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Woody Mellor says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
asd wrote:
Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food.


The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!!
Your comment YorkPatrol, as usual just shows how out of touch you are with the real world! The supermarkets ARE guilty of throwing out tons and tons of perfectly good edible food every single day. Just ask any member of staff next time you do your shopping.

Admittedly, I myself used to feast on the stuff many years back when I was on the "bread-line"..
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's[/p][/quote]Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!![/p][/quote]Your comment YorkPatrol, as usual just shows how out of touch you are with the real world! The supermarkets ARE guilty of throwing out tons and tons of perfectly good edible food every single day. Just ask any member of staff next time you do your shopping. Admittedly, I myself used to feast on the stuff many years back when I was on the "bread-line".. Woody Mellor
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4:53pm Mon 19 Nov 12

fredmart says...

Foodbank can only provide non-perishable food - tins and packets - and will not issue out of date food, so tackling supermarkets for out of date food is not an option.
Foodbank can only provide non-perishable food - tins and packets - and will not issue out of date food, so tackling supermarkets for out of date food is not an option. fredmart
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5:05pm Mon 19 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

fredmart wrote:
Foodbank can only provide non-perishable food - tins and packets - and will not issue out of date food, so tackling supermarkets for out of date food is not an option.
"Do they supply the tin openers?".
[quote][p][bold]fredmart[/bold] wrote: Foodbank can only provide non-perishable food - tins and packets - and will not issue out of date food, so tackling supermarkets for out of date food is not an option.[/p][/quote]"Do they supply the tin openers?". CHISSY1
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5:06pm Mon 19 Nov 12

baldiebiker says...

have they got any beer and fags?
have they got any beer and fags? baldiebiker
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5:12pm Mon 19 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

baldiebiker wrote:
have they got any beer and fags?
"That will only put ideas into their heads".
[quote][p][bold]baldiebiker[/bold] wrote: have they got any beer and fags?[/p][/quote]"That will only put ideas into their heads". CHISSY1
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6:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

chickpea says...

Good for them. 20 yrs ago as a teen living alone I was very grateful to receive a food parcel from the local salvation army. Strangely it included a family sized Xmas pud in April but was well received regardless lol.
Good for them. 20 yrs ago as a teen living alone I was very grateful to receive a food parcel from the local salvation army. Strangely it included a family sized Xmas pud in April but was well received regardless lol. chickpea
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2:58am Tue 20 Nov 12

Omega Point says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
How many smoke and drink and drive a car.
Predicatable comment from Mr Nasty. Do you have any friends with such a jaundice view on the selless acts of other people.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: How many smoke and drink and drive a car.[/p][/quote]Predicatable comment from Mr Nasty. Do you have any friends with such a jaundice view on the selless acts of other people. Omega Point
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7:29am Tue 20 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

Omega Point wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
How many smoke and drink and drive a car.
Predicatable comment from Mr Nasty. Do you have any friends with such a jaundice view on the selless acts of other people.
"Yes,i do have friends and they all have the same opinion as me.And if you and your other hand wringing,holier than thou
friends bothered to drive or walk past one
of these places you will find people smoking.Smoking costs far more than buying food. That is only one reason that these places are a joke.Just as a matter of interest what does "selless" mean.
[quote][p][bold]Omega Point[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: How many smoke and drink and drive a car.[/p][/quote]Predicatable comment from Mr Nasty. Do you have any friends with such a jaundice view on the selless acts of other people.[/p][/quote]"Yes,i do have friends and they all have the same opinion as me.And if you and your other hand wringing,holier than thou friends bothered to drive or walk past one of these places you will find people smoking.Smoking costs far more than buying food. That is only one reason that these places are a joke.Just as a matter of interest what does "selless" mean. CHISSY1
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10:47am Tue 20 Nov 12

YorkPatrol says...

oldgoat wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
asd wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's
Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!!
They dump the stuff that is labelled as out of date, but that doesn't mean its rotting! The food bank should be banging on Morrison's, Tescos and Lidl's doors!
The poor people would have a field day if they were issued out of date food probably faking an illness “caused by the out of date food” then straight in with a compo claim!



Do you really think the supermarkets would put themselves at risk by issuing out of date food knowing this country has become a blames culture, suing society driven by selfish greed.
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Its a shame some of the big supermarkets dont donate any food rather than throw away. Good on residence for donating shame on buisness's[/p][/quote]Shame on you for suggesting the poor should eat thrown away rotting out of date food. The supermarkets don’t throw out the good stuff!![/p][/quote]They dump the stuff that is labelled as out of date, but that doesn't mean its rotting! The food bank should be banging on Morrison's, Tescos and Lidl's doors![/p][/quote]The poor people would have a field day if they were issued out of date food probably faking an illness “caused by the out of date food” then straight in with a compo claim! Do you really think the supermarkets would put themselves at risk by issuing out of date food knowing this country has become a blames culture, suing society driven by selfish greed. YorkPatrol
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11:52am Tue 20 Nov 12

Trespar Zagenstuz says...

I trust Hugh Bayley, whilst seizing a photo-opportunity, collected his share of shame for approval and commendation of this facility.
His party ought to be speaking out against this odious deviousness of camoron's neo-nazTi party. People are being told to collect a voucher to get three days sustenance, whilst MPs can claim £160 a week for (unreceipted) food. No vouchers needed for those at the top of the dunghill, eh, Mr Bayley?
I trust Hugh Bayley, whilst seizing a photo-opportunity, collected his share of shame for approval and commendation of this facility. His party ought to be speaking out against this odious deviousness of camoron's neo-nazTi party. People are being told to collect a voucher to get three days sustenance, whilst MPs can claim £160 a week for (unreceipted) food. No vouchers needed for those at the top of the dunghill, eh, Mr Bayley? Trespar Zagenstuz
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12:27pm Tue 20 Nov 12

skeifr says...

myselby wrote:
this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers?

This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in.

Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.
[quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action. skeifr
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12:49pm Tue 20 Nov 12

inthesticks says...

myselby wrote:
this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
I agree, keep religion out of it, it causes more poverty and than any other factor across the world. The religious premise that they are the only ones capable of doing good deeds & the non believers are all sinners is really irritating.
[quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]I agree, keep religion out of it, it causes more poverty and than any other factor across the world. The religious premise that they are the only ones capable of doing good deeds & the non believers are all sinners is really irritating. inthesticks
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12:49pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

skeifr wrote:
myselby wrote:
this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers?

This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in.

Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.
"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".
[quote][p][bold]skeifr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.[/p][/quote]"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free". CHISSY1
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12:57pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
skeifr wrote:
myselby wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.
"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".
Mr Nasty.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skeifr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.[/p][/quote]"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".[/p][/quote]Mr Nasty. Buzz Light-year
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1:08pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Stands2ReasonDunnit says...

Pray for me? Awesome! Which god? Vishnu? Shiva? Xenu? Akuma? Raiden? Gekka? Bumba? Eshu? Jupiter? ... Juno? Brahma? Frith? Eric Clapton? Or one of tens of thousands of others?
Pray for me? Awesome! Which god? Vishnu? Shiva? Xenu? Akuma? Raiden? Gekka? Bumba? Eshu? Jupiter? ... Juno? Brahma? Frith? Eric Clapton? Or one of tens of thousands of others? Stands2ReasonDunnit
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1:11pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Stands2ReasonDunnit says...

Not sure if people actually find comfort in smoking, but the point is to let people make conscious choices about their lives. Sometimes they need help, that doesn't give us the right to dictate how they live.
It's only a matter of time before Godwin's law is invoked in this thread.
Not sure if people actually find comfort in smoking, but the point is to let people make conscious choices about their lives. Sometimes they need help, that doesn't give us the right to dictate how they live. It's only a matter of time before Godwin's law is invoked in this thread. Stands2ReasonDunnit
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1:30pm Tue 20 Nov 12

therealitybytes says...

inthesticks wrote:
myselby wrote:
this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
I agree, keep religion out of it, it causes more poverty and than any other factor across the world. The religious premise that they are the only ones capable of doing good deeds & the non believers are all sinners is really irritating.
That's not a religious premise I've ever heard of. Everyone is capable of good deeds and I'm not going to lambast someone trying to help because they also have a faith.

Well done to the Foodbank and the York Residents who have donated. I think it's far better than handing out money.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]I agree, keep religion out of it, it causes more poverty and than any other factor across the world. The religious premise that they are the only ones capable of doing good deeds & the non believers are all sinners is really irritating.[/p][/quote]That's not a religious premise I've ever heard of. Everyone is capable of good deeds and I'm not going to lambast someone trying to help because they also have a faith. Well done to the Foodbank and the York Residents who have donated. I think it's far better than handing out money. therealitybytes
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2:53pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
skeifr wrote:
myselby wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.
"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".
Mr Nasty.
"So are you saying that i am wrong regarding smoking and its cost,i am an ex smoker".
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skeifr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.[/p][/quote]"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".[/p][/quote]Mr Nasty.[/p][/quote]"So are you saying that i am wrong regarding smoking and its cost,i am an ex smoker". CHISSY1
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4:56pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Big Bad Wolf says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
skeifr wrote:
myselby wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.
"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".
Mr Nasty.
"So are you saying that i am wrong regarding smoking and its cost,i am an ex smoker".
You really are a nasty bit of work Chissy1... This has been set up to help people who have hit hard times and all that you can do is point out the negatives. Well done to the people who have donated this food and good luck to those who need it.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skeifr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.[/p][/quote]"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".[/p][/quote]Mr Nasty.[/p][/quote]"So are you saying that i am wrong regarding smoking and its cost,i am an ex smoker".[/p][/quote]You really are a nasty bit of work Chissy1... This has been set up to help people who have hit hard times and all that you can do is point out the negatives. Well done to the people who have donated this food and good luck to those who need it. Big Bad Wolf
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7:23pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

"So it is okay to spend money on cigarettes and probably alcohol and rely on people feeding them?."Well done all those who donated,must have more money than sense,probably not as much as some of those who you are keeping in fags".
"So it is okay to spend money on cigarettes and probably alcohol and rely on people feeding them?."Well done all those who donated,must have more money than sense,probably not as much as some of those who you are keeping in fags". CHISSY1
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7:24pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
skeifr wrote:
myselby wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service
The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.
"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".
Mr Nasty.
"So are you saying that i am wrong regarding smoking and its cost,i am an ex smoker".
No I'm saying you are nasty.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skeifr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: this service is needed but dont care for the 'can we pray for you ' aspect of the service[/p][/quote]The British Humanist Society seem to be missing a trick then. Perhaps they should run food banks instead of advertising campaigns on the side of buses, then they could try to convert believers into non-believers? This is a sad reflection on our "society" - that we should be seeing the need for food banks is a shocking indictment of our lack of concern for those less fortunate. It's not all as the result of smoking and drinking - and anyway, smoking is one way that people may find some comfort from the plight that they're in. Well done Caleb and Gateway - faith in action.[/p][/quote]"What a load of rubbish,comfort from smoking so i wont stop to be able to buy food i will go and grab a bag full for free".[/p][/quote]Mr Nasty.[/p][/quote]"So are you saying that i am wrong regarding smoking and its cost,i am an ex smoker".[/p][/quote]No I'm saying you are nasty. Buzz Light-year
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10:12pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CHISSY1 says...

"Would you care to explain why you say i am nasty regarding all my comments regarding this article,take your time".
"Would you care to explain why you say i am nasty regarding all my comments regarding this article,take your time". CHISSY1
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9:08am Wed 21 Nov 12

Big Bad Wolf says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"Would you care to explain why you say i am nasty regarding all my comments regarding this article,take your time".
Because you are generalizing Chrissy1, Are you are under the impression that every person who receives food from the food bank is a smoker or has a regular drink? If that is the case, what do you base this on?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Would you care to explain why you say i am nasty regarding all my comments regarding this article,take your time".[/p][/quote]Because you are generalizing Chrissy1, Are you are under the impression that every person who receives food from the food bank is a smoker or has a regular drink? If that is the case, what do you base this on? Big Bad Wolf
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12:16pm Wed 21 Nov 12

MarkyMarkMark says...

I suspect Chissy is trolling for the fun of it.

"Do not feed the troll." (Unless he is in genuine need, like the people who benefit/need the foodbank voucher.)
I suspect Chissy is trolling for the fun of it. "Do not feed the troll." (Unless he is in genuine need, like the people who benefit/need the foodbank voucher.) MarkyMarkMark
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1:51pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Big Bad Wolf says...

Yes, I should know better really I suppose.....
Yes, I should know better really I suppose..... Big Bad Wolf
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