Food banks will start turning people away as demand outstrips supply

Food bank: this image was taken a few years ago – now they’re struggling to fill the shelves, and considering turning away visitors.

That’s that, then: no doubt the Tories will be delighted that they have finally overloaded destitute Britons’ last hope.

The food bank network has stated categorically that stratospheric energy bills and rocketing inflation are putting “unsustainable” demand on them – and they are going to have to start turning people away.

Those people will starve.

Food banks have already seen a ‘dramatic’ surge in people needing them since April – when the energy price cap shot up 54%.

This has been made even more disastrous by the fact they are also seeing a decrease in donations.

One in five providers say they have already resorted to making their parcels smaller.

A fall in donations is entirely consistent with the situation: the rich who can ride out the current crisis aren’t going to donate to help the poor – and those on middle-incomes who normally do are suddenly facing poverty themselves.

The Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan UK) has appealed to the Tory government for “urgent, cash-first interventions” – which This Writer predicts will do about as much good as spitting into the wind.

Source: Food banks are unsustainable and will have to ‘turn people away this winter’

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3 thoughts on “Food banks will start turning people away as demand outstrips supply

  1. jake

    this state won’t allow even political prisoners whoa re being tortured starve themselves to death, not since IRA times (Hunger is a gr8 film…) so why don’t they just stick tubes down all the slaves necks….?

  2. Elijah Traven

    There will be food riots if this madness continues. They shouldn’t rely too much on the police as they are all facing the same sky high energy bills. The energy companies have caused a political crisis and should be taken back into public ownership before the country collapses. Liz Truss is a public menace. We may even get an early general election in 2023 but with Starmer waiting in the wings I don’t hold much hope that things will get better. The people are caught in a vicious trap with god knows what outcome.

  3. Hecuba

    Excellent news say the callous and cruel fascist tories soon all those food banks will not exist and we masters will be able to do whatever we wish with those stupid lazy peasants! Soon we fascist tories will be able to make the impoverished women, children and men work 24/7 for nothing because merely breathing is a luxury not a right!

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