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Offline thick_mike

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2020, 07:21:17 PM »
Excellent initiative Dave.  Well done to all supporters of it.  As a long term donor of food to a number of food banks may I put in a word for awareness of the underlying driver of much hunger being homelessness. A great deal of potential food help cannot be effective because recipients have no means of preparing cooked food. It is all part of the same problem regrettably.

Too true Brian. I saw in the supermarket the other day someone had put dried chickpeas in the food bank collection. Which food bank users have got 14 hours, a pressure cooker and 5 worth of gas to produce a meal from dried chickpeas?!

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2020, 12:47:38 PM »
Excellent initiative Dave.  Well done to all supporters of it.  As a long term donor of food to a number of food banks may I put in a word for awareness of the underlying driver of much hunger being homelessness. A great deal of potential food help cannot be effective because recipients have no means of preparing cooked food. It is all part of the same problem regrettably.

Too true Brian. I saw in the supermarket the other day someone had put dried chickpeas in the food bank collection. Which food bank users have got 14 hours, a pressure cooker and 5 worth of gas to produce a meal from dried chickpeas?!

It's all part of the idea that whatever your situation, it's somehow your own fault. You can feed a family of four on sixpence a day if only you'd learn how.

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2020, 03:40:38 PM »
Or somebody had just thoughtfully donated something nutritious out of the goodness of their heart? 

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2020, 08:30:51 PM »
Having a good heart is not enough to solve the problem.  The hungry and the homeless need our heads as well as our hearts. In the words of the old proverb the road to hell is paved with good intent.  And just to avoid any suggestion of religiosity the hell in this context is having so many hungry and homeless people in a country stuffed with food and empty property.

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2020, 01:37:36 AM »
How about a doc. showing a Tory family living and eating on six pence a day? I'd sign up to watch that fucker.

Offline Holte132

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2020, 08:20:19 AM »
I used to volunteer with my local foodbank. My job was to collect the donations from supermarkets and take them to the warehouse. One of the weirder things that have been donated is bottled water! I suspect that the person who made that donation finds the tap water in the area to be unpleasant to taste. Still a bit odd though!

Offline brian green

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2020, 08:39:14 AM »
Rough sleepers do not have running water on tap.

Offline Holte132

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2020, 11:53:19 AM »
Rough sleepers do not have running water on tap.

That's true. Hadn't thought of that. Mind you, the supermarket in question was Waitrose, where a lot of the customers think that the town in question doesn't need a foodbank because people in the town aren't poor.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2020, 01:11:51 AM »
Ah! "I don't need a foodbank, so no-one else does. Well no-one of any importance, anyway."

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2020, 06:28:37 AM »
How about a doc. showing a Tory family living and eating on six pence a day? I'd sign up to watch that fucker.

Perhaps you should look a bit deeper at the voting patterns in the last election.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2020, 08:23:01 PM »
Can you say more?

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2020, 10:21:40 AM »
I've got a better idea.
Take it to the politics thread.

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2020, 07:34:32 PM »
My workplace has a collection for local food banks from time to time. People are invited to bring in donations and leave them on a table in the canteen. There is usually a fair response along with the odd strange donation.
On one occasion someone donated a shower head - brand new in the packaging!
Explain that one ??

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2020, 09:00:19 PM »
Now that this thread has gone full food bank, I wonder whether my fellow Villans might be able to offer some help to a waif. I'm working with a client that wants to highlight the continuing prevalence of food banks, and I'm keen to talk to corporate sponsors/donors who are involved with funding/stocking these places.

If anyone can think, just from the top of the head, of businesses that have made this part of their CSR strategy, please do blurt the names out below (PMs are obviously also fine).

Thanks in advance (and to Dave W in retrospect).

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Don't pay for PPV
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2020, 10:00:38 PM »
I thought we'd all been told to go to the Politics Thread?

 


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