This is the time of year when traditionally families get together. I bet you're like me, and have stocked up your groaning cupboards with enough food to feed the five thousand! A short while ago, an excellent post on Food Banks was posted healthunlocked.com/blf/post... . Please, no matter how ill you are, no matter how much you are struggling financially, please remember those who are worse off than yourself. That extra own brand tin of rice you bought 'just in case', or that cheapo tin of beans sitting forlornly at the back of your cupboard could make all the difference to those who are starving!
I don't want to get into a political debate about this, that was done a week ago in the Houses of Parliament! I just want to raise your awareness that not all people who have to use the services of Food Banks are scroungers, living on benefits, a lot of them are trapped in poverty due to low wages and rising costs of basics. Also, a lot of people are being taken off benefits, such as those poor souls deemed fit for work by ATOS, and then get sanctioned because they are unable to look for work due to failing health.
It's Christmas, enjoy your time with your families, but please, spare a thought, and possibly even some of your food, with those less well off.
Merry Christmas x