foodbank is a disgraceful sign of the times

Delia Smith opens a new food bank in Stowmarket. The new food bank organised by Stowmarket Chruches Together group. ''FL;

Delia Smith opens a new food bank in Stowmarket. The new food bank organised by Stowmarket Chruches Together group. ''FL;

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Mark Trask, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds.


I was shocked to see photos of glamorous celebrity fanfare featuring Delia Smith cutting a ribbon on a new food bank in Stowmarket. Lots of smiling faces, all happy to pose for the camera as if they were opening something positive like a new hospital!

This is 2012 in the in the sixth richest nation on the planet and we’re opening food banks due to the excesses and failings of the bankers and the doomed economic policies of Mr Osborne and the Con-Dems. This story shouldn’t be buried on page 29 with a positive twist, but plastered across the front page as a disgraceful sign of the times. Please note that I don’t wish to detract from the excellent charitable work of Churches Together, Delia Smith and other similar organisation without whom the disadvantaged would be left to their own devices, however this story should make us angry and ashamed!

Maybe next week we’ll have a feature with Jeremy Clarkson opening a workhouse!