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Food Banks

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jumbleannie1VDJQ, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. jumbleannie1VDJQ

    jumbleannie1VDJQ · Well-Known Member

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    Just been watching the news where they were talking about the state of the economy and how many people are having to use food banks. They also discussed what was given out in the food parcels. It showed tins of meat and fish, long life milk, juice, dried foods-potatoes, noodles etc, and sugar got mentioned twice as an essential. :shock: Hope to god there are no desperate diabetics out there. Problem is that all the dirt cheap, yet filling foods such as bread, potatoes, rice, buitcuits and such like are the cheapest. Hmmm gonna be more diabetics to deal with soon. :crazy:
     
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    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It really is tragic to watch. And the governments response is Well there would be more people using them, they are opening more.
    Short term policies. Its the children who will suffer eating junk that fills you up.
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure if people are that desperate that they need to use a food bank, they won't be able to pick and choose what is 'good food' for diabetics!
     
  4. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And your point is Sarah?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    It is tragic that more and more people are now dependant on food banks, the choice for a lot of people on low incomes is to turn the heating on or put food on the table, to have both would mean they fall into debt which they can ill-afford to do.

    The greed shown by the energy giants in hiking up energy bills by 10% when wholesale costs are rising by just under 2% is disgraceful and doesn't help matters, worst still is that we have consecutive governments who standby and let them get away with it :thumbdown:
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    I have contributed to food banks and all they want is tins and jars. What I'm sure would be helpful is to include cooking lessons. If you know how to cook, you can produce healthy meals for much less money than if you eat ready food.
    hana
     
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    Morganator · Well-Known Member

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    I agree Hana, my Mum taught me how to cook proper meals with cheap ingredients and I've passed this on to my sons.
    When my oldest left home I bought him a pressure cooker and spice collection both of which are still well used :)
    Basic cookery should be compulsery at school, once you know the basics all you need is a bit of imagination.

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  8. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Please read thread 'end of the road, help is needed by a member....hope you don't mind me saying, but our help is needed....
     
  9. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What you have to remember also is that some people are taking stuff back because they can't afford to put the cooker on, it's heat or eat.
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My point was the OP talking about the type of food that you get at food banks!!
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes its tragic, but by eating spuds, having sugar etc does not cause diabetes, this point would be relevant though to a low carber diabetic using food banks, even then, being there in the first place don't think anyone could be over picky.

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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to say that if I couldn't afford to buy food I'd be willing to eat whatever was on offer, low carber (normally) or not. If you've reached that point in whatever circumstance then there aren't many options.
     
  13. jumbleannie1VDJQ

    jumbleannie1VDJQ · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying that I wouldn't use food banks if I was so desperate, but that it's a shame on this, "rich" country of ours that they are needed..
     
  14. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And that was my point exactly, its ridiculous that they are needed. But its the world we live in now. And its not nice.
     
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