Sainsbury’s Begs for Food for Benefit Claimants.
This Weekend Sainsbury’s has run a Million Meals Appeal.
On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 of October the “Million Meal Appeal” is coming to a Sainsbury’s store near you and we need your help. Last year, we collected food for 1.2 million meals for disadvantaged people, so this year we have a big target to beat and we can’t do it without you.We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to greet customers and encourage them to buy an additional item of food for FareShare, which we’ll distribute to hostels, day centres, kids’ breakfast clubs and local projects.So if you’re passionate about helping local people and you want to be part of the UK’s biggest ever food drive, we’d love to hear from you.
The first part of this appeal is a good idea,
We’ve been working with FareShare for 18 years. We donate surplus food, which is safe and nutritious, but is either past its display until date or the packaging is damaged. In November 2011, we launched the Million Meal Appeal. With your help and our pledge to match donations, we donated 1.2 million meals in one day! Our second Million Meal Appeal was on 6-7 October 2012, so check back here to see if we beat 2011′s figure.
The second, announced over the Tannoy, was an invitation for customers and to donate one, putting it in a large box at the front of the supermarket.
So Sainsbury’s gets you to spend, and then “matches” this? How? By giving another of the same item. As it says on their leaflet, “we’ll match the meals donated by our customers”.
The poor people on benefits must be grateful for the charity of the enormously wealthy Sainsbury’s.
For the company “we’re doing our bit”.
Many will think that it is a sorry state of affairs when anybody is dependent on the good will of firms on Charity.
That we should have a right to a decent income that pays for basics like food.
David Cameron at the coming Tory Conference will no doubt praise this kind of initiative.
Charity is replacing benefits given as a right.
Although some people involved, that is in Fare Share, have good intentions, there are always busy-bodies who’ll judge who is worthy of alms, and those not.
There’s even a certain kind of ‘Charity’ work known nowadays as “Jimmie Savilling”.
The government should be hanging its head in shame at the sight of the Million Meal Appeal.