This is a story that has got worse and worse as the years have went on, the addition of Food Banks has risen every year for the last 10 at least. To the people who blame all poor for being poor are out of touch with reality. We here (My partner and I) Give to food banks every shopping day. If I see a homeless person on the Street I will give them £20 or whatever I have or can spare. We can all help this. Sure I can write about it, but acting on it is better
A London radio station has received a distressing phonecall from a man who said he is too poor to feed himself properly, the same day a damning report revealed the shocking scale of food waste in the UK.Mike, 35, from New Cross, London, told LBC’s James O’Brien that after he was made redundant, his marriage quickly broke down, and he now struggles to buy food. “I live in a tiny room and you have to go to food banks, and sometimes I’m living off a tin of spaghetti a day, or a tin of beans, and there are people out there who really are struggling, and it’s not fun.” He went on to hit back at the idea that poor people are to blame for their situations, and said that he had always lived according to the rules.
THIS AUDIO IS UTTERLY HEARTBREAKING!!! THIS IS TORY RULE GUYS!
His voice breaking with emotion, he said: “For these people to sit there to say, “Oh, go and get a job” – I’m out there every day, looking and searching, and you know you’re trying to do it on your own, but you can’t, and it gets harder and harder.” “Sometimes I can’t eat, I don’t eat,” he said.
Responding to O’Brien’s suggesting that many people regard the UK benefits system as adequate, he stressed “it’s nowhere near” and said he doesn’t own a TV and described buying batteries for his radio as “an extravagance”. “Some of us are proud, some of us are proud and trying to get by, but sometimes you have to go to a food bank. You have to, you don’t have any choice,” he said, before he told listeners that he has resorted to searching for food in supermarket bins.
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