Did anyone watch the Tonight show last night on I.T.V. ?
In the United Kingdom , people / families are going without food because , like all other bills/costs , food prices are rising too high , compared to the rise in wages .
According to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation more than 4 million people in the U.K. are in food poverty and many have admitted to skipping meals altogether and going hungry.
One woman gave up meals , so her children could be fed and she only had cereal in the morning and not much else . She had smaller meals than her kids , so they didn't go hungry .
One man chose to buy a £ 13 travel ticket to see his children , rather than buying food , because high food prices meant that he could not do both .
Nowadays Food Banks like the ones run by a christian charity called the Trusselll Trust provide a hearty snack, three days worth of food to take away and a sympathetic ear for those most in need. The Trusselll Trust help anyone referred to them by frontline services, including people who work but are on the breadline.
And towns have started growing FREE vegetables in spaces where you wouldn't expect , like in train stations and outside police stations and the public can pull them out for no money what so ever .
It also turns out that Supermarkets rejects tonnes and tonnes of usable fruit & veg just because of it's shape and size .
Hearing of 4 million people ( including children ) in Britiain being on the food peverty line has shocked me a little and knowing my own kids have a fridge , cupboard and freezer full of food , makes me feel a little guilty that i can afford to go shopping at Sainsbury's , Iceland and Asda .
But in a way it is swings and roundabouts ,
as in , ,, , recently i was unemployed for three months and had to sell my car , to get through the bills .
But luckily now , i am employed again and can afford food , bills etc .
But , now i walk or have to use public transport for the time being .
I apologise if my lack of car situation sounds tiny/small compared to families without food .
What are Vec C's members thoughts on " Britain's Food Poverty " ?