Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:58
The trouble with the food bank is its free. Like the NHS it will expand for evermore, because there will always be a queue for freebies. Like the 80 year old who picked up a pack from the bin aimed at 20 year olds. Free chlamydia test. I'll have one of these she said. When I gently asked if she thought it would be necessary, on the basis you don't see that many 80 yr olds with STD's, she said ' but its free so I'll have one'
Ote for Note and there's a big queue.
I had a cousin helping the rough sleepers in Nottingham. He spent five years distributing blankets and food. He gave up at the finish, because 5 years down the line, he was still giving handouts to the same people, who were spending any money they got on alcohol and drugs. He wasn't helping them, he was enabling them to live their alternative lifestyle.