An open letter to the Daily Mail…

So agree with this…people have no idea what it is to be a “charity” you are judged as being “fit and well” because you aren’t lying in a hospital, thing is people don’t see the inside, they don’t realise how far you have come for so long and the permanent damage it has had on your physical, mental and emotional well being. They don’t see how their response to you adds to the effect, they carry on judging…playing games…manipulating….generating opinion. Yes there are scroungers out there, but not everyone is one and quite often the scroungers don’t need the food banks!


The Daily Mail chose today to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, champion of the oppressed, by publishing this article today.  Here’s my response.


Dear Daily Mail,

I’ve got a little boy.  His name is Isaac, and he’s nearly three.  Like any little boy, he loves cars, balls, and running around.  He’s barely ever still.

A few days ago though, he was.  I took him to the supermarket to spend his pocket money, and we passed the donation basket for our local food bank.  It was about half full – nothing spectacular, in fact, mostly prunes and pasta – and he asked what it was.  As simply as possible, I tried to explain that it was for people to give food for other people who couldn’t afford it.

This affected his two year old brain fairly deeply.  After a lot of thought, he decided to spend a little bit of…

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