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Food Banks: Christians and Tories.

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Ipswich Unemployed Action.

The growth of Food Banks has caught public attention. Increasingly the low levels of unemployment and other benefits means people have come to reply on the free food they provide.

The DWP even gives out vouchers for Food Bank charity.

The Guardian reports this week on their increasingly important role. It recommends ways to help Food Banks.

Instead of seeing, rightly, this as a problem, a source of shame that a rich country like the UK cannot afford enough money to feed those on benefits, the government has chosen to attack “high” rates of dole for the “feckless” poor.

It is doubtful if the well-off giving food parcels will help solve the real difficulties of poverty

Undoubtably many of those offering goods to Food Banks and running the service have high ideals.

But they are making the poor dependent on the good will of Charity.

There are religious and political issues as well (Hat-Tip

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Written by carolecarrick

December 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

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