Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Norfolk launch of 'Hunger in the East' report:

 Green Party lead MEP-candidate visits inspiring Yarmouth food bank.

Pictured: Rupert Read presenting his report outside the Yarmouth food bank; Rupert Read discussing with food bank situation in Yarmouth with Ben Selfe, corps leader of the Yarmouth Salvation Army who run the food bank.

Rupert Read visited the Salvation-Army-run food bank in Yarmouth yesterday, to mark the Norfolk launch of his Party's report on foodbanks in East Anglia.
Commented Dr. Read:
"It was really inspiring and heartening to meet the hard-working team at the Salvation Army food bank in Yarmouth this lunchtime. Being shown around, I could see clearly the complexity - and the importance - of the task confronting them. And they were executing that task, as far as I could see, with unfailing good humour and expertise.
"In the longer term, we need also to do things that reduce the need of so many of our fellow human beings now for food banks. Solutions that I'm talking about in my report include reducing the level of benefit-sanctioning that is forcing so many to reach out for help from food banks, and making opportunities for food-growing more widely available to more people so that more of us can be less reliant on the mercy of others and more reliant on our own resources."
 

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 Green Party lead MEP-candidate visits inspiring Yarmouth food bank.

Pictured: Rupert Read presenting his report outside the Yarmouth food bank; Rupert Read discussing with food bank situation in Yarmouth with Ben Selfe, corps leader of the Yarmouth Salvation Army who run the food bank.

Rupert Read visited the Salvation-Army-run food bank in Yarmouth yesterday, to mark the Norfolk launch of his Party's report on foodbanks in East Anglia.
Commented Dr. Read:
"It was really inspiring and heartening to meet the hard-working team at the Salvation Army food bank in Yarmouth this lunchtime. Being shown around, I could see clearly the complexity - and the importance - of the task confronting them. And they were executing that task, as far as I could see, with unfailing good humour and expertise.
"In the longer term, we need also to do things that reduce the need of so many of our fellow human beings now for food banks. Solutions that I'm talking about in my report include reducing the level of benefit-sanctioning that is forcing so many to reach out for help from food banks, and making opportunities for food-growing more widely available to more people so that more of us can be less reliant on the mercy of others and more reliant on our own resources."
 
 http://eastern.greenparty.org.uk/news.html/2014/04/28/foodbanks-not-a-cure,-say-greens/

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