Stretford Foodbank’s Official Opening Ceremony

Stretford Foodbank’s Official Opening Ceremony

Stretford Foodbank’s Official Opening Ceremony

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THE Mayor of Trafford. Councillor Mr Dylan Butt, opened Stretford Foodbank recently.

Cllr Butt cut the ribbon to officially open the centre on Barton Road Stretford.

He is pictured with (l to r) Paul Gest, Trafford Christian Life Centre; Sam Aspin, Salvation Army; June Warner, St Matthew’s Church, Stretford; and Jim Peloe, St Ann’s Church, Stretford.

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2:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

grump8 says...

Maybe I'm missing something so please correct me if I am wrong. Are we now saying that well into the 21st century we are still providing food for people who cannot afford it? Surely what these people need is education not food being handed out. I will have a bet that some, not all I say, but some of the people rolling up for free food will have 20 cigs in their pocket. I will also bet that some more, not all, will have mobile phones in their pockets (probably iphones at that), some more, not all, will have fancy trainers, some more will have nice new clothes, some more will live in the relative luxury of a rent free home paid for by the state with flat screen TV's on the wall and the biggest SKY package there is, the same people will either have a fridge full of beer and/or manage a few nights in the pub a couple of times a week and so on and so on - what these people need a stern talking to. Has anyone in authority ever questioned where their giro goes every week, what its spent on etc, I doubt it! This sort of behaviour is typical of Britain today, the boo-hoo brigade that wants everything, but doesn't want to work for it. Yes I admit they'll always be genuine hard up people with no money and no one to turn to, for these people I feel honestly sorry for and will do everything to help them, but the numbers that turn up to food banks today surely cant all be that desolate. Surely?
Maybe I'm missing something so please correct me if I am wrong. Are we now saying that well into the 21st century we are still providing food for people who cannot afford it? Surely what these people need is education not food being handed out. I will have a bet that some, not all I say, but some of the people rolling up for free food will have 20 cigs in their pocket. I will also bet that some more, not all, will have mobile phones in their pockets (probably iphones at that), some more, not all, will have fancy trainers, some more will have nice new clothes, some more will live in the relative luxury of a rent free home paid for by the state with flat screen TV's on the wall and the biggest SKY package there is, the same people will either have a fridge full of beer and/or manage a few nights in the pub a couple of times a week and so on and so on - what these people need a stern talking to. Has anyone in authority ever questioned where their giro goes every week, what its spent on etc, I doubt it! This sort of behaviour is typical of Britain today, the boo-hoo brigade that wants everything, but doesn't want to work for it. Yes I admit they'll always be genuine hard up people with no money and no one to turn to, for these people I feel honestly sorry for and will do everything to help them, but the numbers that turn up to food banks today surely cant all be that desolate. Surely? grump8
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