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Food Banks, Co-op, Ipswich Christians and Ben Gummer MP.
FIND (Families in Need) is now running Food Banks in Ipswich.
The East of England Co-operative Society has launched collection points across a selection of its stores in the Ipswich area, to aid its support of local Ipswich charity FIND (Families in Need).The charity, run by Maureen Reynel MBE and a group of volunteers, helps to support those in both Ipswich and the surrounding areas that fall into deprivation, and below sustainable standards of living.They provide food parcels containing long life foods, such as pasta and rice as well as fresh food, toiletries, cleaning equipment and baby food and nappies when required.
You can find them, clearly marked “A Christian initiative” in all the local Co-op Shops.
Meanwhile Benedict Gummer Ipswich Tory MP is not shy of making political capital out of people’s misery.
Ipswich MP Ben Gummer met with Maureen and her team to reiterate his support for the great work that is being carried out by FIND, supported by the East of England Co-operative Society.
He said, “The work done by FIND is magnificent. Many families are having an incredibly tough time at the moment: the cost of living is going up, but wages are being kept on hold or being cut. As the fires of the Eurozone crisis continue to burn, we must do all we can to help the most needy at the level where we can really make a difference – in our own community.“That is why FIND is doing such a great job looking after those who suddenly find themselves in a situation where they cannot help themselves. I congratulate the Co-op, a great local business, for supporting this great local charity.”
It’s a comment on our Welfare system that people are driven to ask for rice and pasta from religious charities.
As for Mr Gummer: perhaps instead of the ‘Euro crisis’ he might care to look at the ‘welfare Reform’ his government is carrying out that makes people rely on the good works of the Charitable.
FIND: “a Christian based registered charity that was founded in 1990 to provide emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession.”