Coronavirus: Government food package for thousands in need was a Biblical failure

Feeding the 6,500 with this: Jesus had less to start with, but he had fewer to feed.

How are you supposed to feed 6,534 vulnerable people with 11 2kg bags of porridge oats, 11 tins of beans, 11 instant Scotch Broth, 11 Kit Kats, 28 Loaves of bread and 10 litre bottles of orange cordial if you’re not Jesus Christ?

That was the question facing Merseyside MPs when they received a food delivery from a Tory government that had promised to keep residents stocked up while they “shielded” from coronavirus by self-isolating at home.

The food was promised as part of a contingency policy, in case the national supply system should fail – but this is yet another Tory coronavirus policy that simply isn’t working; another promise they couldn’t be bothered to keep.

A few kit kats, some beans and 10 bottles of cordial – this was the extent of a “disappointing” food delivery from the government aimed at supplying around 6,500 vulnerable Merseyside residents.

This image [above] shows the lacklustre delivery that arrived in Wirral, intended to keep the borough’s 6,534 most vulnerable residents stocked up while they were being told to isolate at home because of the dangers of coronavirus.

Now all Wirral MPs have written to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to criticise the delivery – and ask what steps are being doing to improve things.

A government spokesperson has claimed that the delivery misrepresents the contents of food boxes that are being delivered direct to the homes of vulnerable people.

These, we’re told, contain cereal, fruit and vegetables and pasta, and will provide enough food for one person for one week.

Really? This Writer isn’t convinced it would provide enough food for Iain Duncan Smith’s breakfast.

Source: 11 Kit Kats, 11 tins of beans and 10 bottles of cordial in government food package to area with thousands in need – Liverpool Echo

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3 thoughts on “Coronavirus: Government food package for thousands in need was a Biblical failure

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Let them eat cake one would think a reply of this
    Lot but we have more food charity’s now since they been in power while they whitled away the benefits system only for the peasants to go hungry

  2. Florence

    Pembrokeshire – those of us on the list still waiting for any contact let alone a parcel. We could have died if it were not for the huge efforts of friends, neighbours and total strangers. Some probably have but wont be found until the baliffs arrive in 6 months time.

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