Reverend Chris Lewis, chair of the East Side food bank at Mount Zion Baptist Church, in Swansea, told The Independent that the number of families referred to the food bank last Friday was twice as high as average.
“We got to a critically low level,” he said.
“The absence of free school meals during holidays contributes to a certain amount of hardship and pressure on food banks.”
Ah, yes! The time when people who prefer to spend their child benefit money on other things than feeding their spawn start searching around for an alternative method of mooching…
“I wasn’t able to count exactly how many people came in on Friday because I had to go out and get a bag of large potatoes from off site to help with the demand.”
One big bag of potatoes?!?
The situation prompted Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East and shadow minister for women and equalities, to launch a campaign asking people to bring in bags of food donations to her constituency office.
Pretty stupid, why not ask them to take the donations straight to the food bank?
Unless….the photo opportunity that will give you is more important to you than ‘feeding the poor’..?