Superstores step in to help ease Cumbria poverty crisis
Last updated at 12:06, Friday, 03 August 2012
Four major supermarkets have stepped in to help Allerdale’s poverty crisis as the number of those unable to feed themselves rockets by 600 per cent.
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Thank you for all the comments from the Daily Mail readers page, it's alright looking down from Ivory Towers, at the less fortunate, but as in life,, what goes around, comes around, you should think ourselves very lucky at the position your in, not castigating the poor, disabled or single parents, do you want these disadvantaged people to wear sack cloth and ashes, so that they can be Identified at the food stations.
" black" - 3 Aug @ 18.49, Don't quite see your point.The people filling trolleys, buying lottery tickets etc. and getting into shiny cars are presumably the part of the population expected to help those less fortunate, who don't have money and thus can't fill a trolley, and therefore are unlikely to be at the supermarket!
I do however agree that there may be economies to be made by not smoking, drinking etc. though the argument will then return that they smoke because they are stressed due to no money ...........
I find it hard to understand how this country can give financial aid to other part of the world when apparently we have people without enough to eat and heat their homes in this country.
Actually giving food and heating vouchers isn't guaranteed to solve the problem as there is still the chance the goods could be resold and cash used for other things.There is no easy solution.
Its easy to bring up smoking,drinking and Sky but remember there but for the grace.......
Im alright Jack.