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2021-01-12 6:14:25 AM  
Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?
 
2021-01-12 8:13:50 AM  

Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?


Difficulty: It's British food. I mean, even the Dutch are confiscating food from Brits visiting them, like it was bought fresh from a stall in Wuhan.
 
2021-01-12 9:08:38 AM  
At least the food is better.
 
2021-01-12 9:16:27 AM  
And yet when Rashford (a Manchester United player) months ago tweets out that it's not enough, that the program is underfunded and dysfunctional, he's told to shut up and play.
 
2021-01-12 9:19:26 AM  
I smell a grift afoot!
 
2021-01-12 9:22:59 AM  

Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?


The schools here have free food available for kids on reduced lunch plans at school. I think it be default had to be picked up
 
2021-01-12 9:27:00 AM  
At least it was mostly healthy food.

FTA:
"sent to children who would normally qualify for free school meals"
"a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days"
"3 days of food for 1 family"

It sounds like the plan was to feed the kids lunch for 10 days but the family wanted 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for a week and a half.
 
2021-01-12 9:29:16 AM  

CommonName2: At least it was mostly healthy food.

FTA:
"sent to children who would normally qualify for free school meals"
"a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days"
"3 days of food for 1 family"

It sounds like the plan was to feed the kids lunch for 10 days but the family wanted 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for a week and a half.


Whoops I meant 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for 3 days.
 
2021-01-12 9:35:47 AM  

Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?


Children from poorer families are entitled to a school lunch for free. Those kids are now at home, and not getting what was probably their best meal of the day. Parents are now having to find an extra 5, 10 or 15 meals a week, depending on how many kids they have of school age.

In the year 2021, in a rich Western country.
 
2021-01-12 9:36:08 AM  
Just take some of that 350 million a week leaving the EU brings in to the UK health care system.
 
2021-01-12 9:36:42 AM  

Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?


A lot of US schools are trying to do the same.   Not sure if it is still happening but at the beginning of the Pandemic I used to see School buses rolling through the neighborhood packed with meals made in the Cafeteria kitchens that they were handing out to anyone, with school aged kids or not, who asked for one.   They had a lot o perishable food and with the school itself shut down they were trying their best to make sure it didn't go to waste
 
2021-01-12 9:38:22 AM  

CommonName2: CommonName2: At least it was mostly healthy food.

FTA:
"sent to children who would normally qualify for free school meals"
"a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days"
"3 days of food for 1 family"

It sounds like the plan was to feed the kids lunch for 10 days but the family wanted 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for a week and a half.

Whoops I meant 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for 3 days.


Easy fix, eat the kid, now you only have to split that food 3 ways.

/Modern problems, modern solutions.
 
2021-01-12 9:39:13 AM  
One tweet showed a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days, comprising just a loaf of bread, some cheese, a tin of beans, two carrots, two bananas, three apples, two potatoes, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two Soreen bars and a tomato.


Dafuq are those?
 
2021-01-12 9:43:01 AM  

Magorn: One tweet showed a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days, comprising just a loaf of bread, some cheese, a tin of beans, two carrots, two bananas, three apples, two potatoes, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two Soreen bars and a tomato.


Dafuq are those?


Frubes are like pubes. But specifically from a female. They aren't fun to eat. So ladies, please keep things trimmed.
 
2021-01-12 9:43:12 AM  

Pert: Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?

Children from poorer families are entitled to a school lunch for free. Those kids are now at home, and not getting what was probably their best meal of the day. Parents are now having to find an extra 5, 10 or 15 meals a week, depending on how many kids they have of school age.

In the year 2021, in a rich Western country.


In the US there are schools that provide 3 meals a day to kids and their families....all year round, they open early for breakfast, do lunch of course, and send the kids home with a pre-made dinner in their backpacks.   The schools also keep their cafeterias open all summer long for the kids and their families to drop in and eat.   It's not what schools were designed for, and it shouldn't be necessary, but here we are in the richest country on earth, hell, the richest country the world has EVER seen
 
2021-01-12 9:43:54 AM  

Pert: Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?

Children from poorer families are entitled to a school lunch for free. Those kids are now at home, and not getting what was probably their best meal of the day. Parents are now having to find an extra 5, 10 or 15 meals a week, depending on how many kids they have of school age.

In the year 2021, in a rich Western country.


Of course it rather raises the question of what people were doing having 1, 2 or 3 kids whom they could not afford to feed. However, that's a longer term issue and not one which should divert attention from the immediate problem.
 
2021-01-12 9:48:34 AM  

Pert: Confabulat: Americans: Wait, the British get free food deliveries?

Children from poorer families are entitled to a school lunch for free. Those kids are now at home, and not getting what was probably their best meal of the day. Parents are now having to find an extra 5, 10 or 15 meals a week, depending on how many kids they have of school age.

In the year 2021, in a rich Western country.


Lots of schools are doing pickup/delivery of lunches to at home learners
 
2021-01-12 9:51:01 AM  

Magorn: One tweet showed a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days, comprising just a loaf of bread, some cheese, a tin of beans, two carrots, two bananas, three apples, two potatoes, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two Soreen bars and a tomato.


Dafuq are those?


Frubes- fruit yoghurt in tubes.

Soreen- some kind of weird semi sweet squishy malt loaf with sultanas.
 
2021-01-12 9:53:11 AM  
Chartwells, the company behind this, also screwed over the New York school district a few years ago.

https://nypost.com/2012/09/19/18-mill​i​on-settlement-reached-between-state-an​d-school-lunch-company/


Their nature was not a secret, and it's grotesque that such a company was given a contract to stop kids literally starving.
 
2021-01-12 9:54:11 AM  

Pert: Magorn: One tweet showed a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days, comprising just a loaf of bread, some cheese, a tin of beans, two carrots, two bananas, three apples, two potatoes, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two Soreen bars and a tomato.


Dafuq are those?

Frubes- fruit yoghurt in tubes.

Soreen- some kind of weird semi sweet squishy malt loaf with sultanas.


and that answer required me to look up what the hell a sultana was....but I'm 5x5 now
 
2021-01-12 9:54:19 AM  

Pert: Magorn: One tweet showed a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days, comprising just a loaf of bread, some cheese, a tin of beans, two carrots, two bananas, three apples, two potatoes, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two Soreen bars and a tomato.


Dafuq are those?

Frubes- fruit yoghurt in tubes.

Soreen- some kind of weird semi sweet squishy malt loaf with sultanas.


I don't think I've ever seen Soreen outside of school canteens and gritty Mike Lee films.
 
2021-01-12 9:56:33 AM  
What, do they think food grows on trees?
 
2021-01-12 10:00:54 AM  

Bungles: Chartwells, the company behind this, also screwed over the New York school district a few years ago.

https://nypost.com/2012/09/19/18-milli​on-settlement-reached-between-state-an​d-school-lunch-company/


Their nature was not a secret, and it's grotesque that such a company was given a contract to stop kids literally starving.


Oh good lord... I've just discovered they're the same company responsible for the 2013 horse meat scandal.

Which Tory minister's brother runs this shatshow?
 
2021-01-12 10:01:29 AM  
Cajnik

And yet when Rashford (a Manchester United player) months ago tweets out that it's not enough, that the program is underfunded and dysfunctional, he's told to shut up and play.

Just like a lot of athletes and celebrities in America, willing to point out fault with something but unwilling to something about it.
 
2021-01-12 10:03:40 AM  

Bungles: Pert: Magorn: One tweet showed a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days, comprising just a loaf of bread, some cheese, a tin of beans, two carrots, two bananas, three apples, two potatoes, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two Soreen bars and a tomato.


Dafuq are those?

Frubes- fruit yoghurt in tubes.

Soreen- some kind of weird semi sweet squishy malt loaf with sultanas.

I don't think I've ever seen Soreen outside of school canteens and gritty Mike Lee films.


I have some in the kitchen right now. Wife loves it.
 
2021-01-12 10:21:59 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Just like a lot of athletes and celebrities in America, willing to point out fault with something but unwilling to something about it.


Except he has. At age 22, he's forced a change in public policy and raised millions to fight food hunger.

But people were mad that he had an opinion and used twitter to raise awareness. He's supposed to be posting selfies in front of an infinity pool or a Lambo, not taking about kids going hungry in a rich country
 
2021-01-12 10:22:09 AM  

CommonName2: At least it was mostly healthy food.

FTA:
"sent to children who would normally qualify for free school meals"
"a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days"
"3 days of food for 1 family"

It sounds like the plan was to feed the kids lunch for 10 days but the family wanted 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for a week and a half.


what is shown in that box is not enough food to feed a kind a nourishing lunch for 10 days.
 
2021-01-12 10:22:52 AM  

grimlock1972: CommonName2: At least it was mostly healthy food.

FTA:
"sent to children who would normally qualify for free school meals"
"a package, supposedly containing £30 worth of food to last for 10 days"
"3 days of food for 1 family"

It sounds like the plan was to feed the kids lunch for 10 days but the family wanted 4 people to be fed 3 meals a day for a week and a half.

what is shown in that box is not enough food to feed a kid a nourishing lunch for 10 days.


FTFM
 
2021-01-12 10:32:28 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Just take some of that 350 million a week leaving the EU brings in to the UK health care system.


The BBC fact-checked it. The saving is actually only £21m per week. Which is, of course, vastly less than the costs of leaving the EU.
 
2021-01-12 10:40:12 AM  

ImmutableTenderloin: I smell a grift afoot!


I smell a Tory crony contract. Much like Trump, "Britain Trump" has been handing out contracts of all sorts to his fellow Tories who agree with him regardless of their expertise in the field. It's the reason the "world beating" test and trace system was a disaster, or PPE procurement, or ....
 
2021-01-12 11:04:51 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Cajnik

And yet when Rashford (a Manchester United player) months ago tweets out that it's not enough, that the program is underfunded and dysfunctional, he's told to shut up and play.

Just like a lot of athletes and celebrities in America, willing to point out fault with something but unwilling to something about it.


Just like a lot of farkers, willing to weigh in with their opinions but unwilling to check whether they actually have a clue what they're talking about.

Marcus Rashford has been pretty much the epitome of someone willing to 'something about it'.
 
2021-01-12 11:32:40 AM  
Guess hiring an Airline food company wasn't such a good idea.
 
2021-01-12 7:02:43 PM  

orbister: Of course it rather raises the question of what people were doing having 1, 2 or 3 kids whom they could not afford to feed. However, that's a longer term issue and not one which should divert attention from the immediate problem.


Maybe people have lost their jobs this year due to coronavirus lockdowns? Are you suggesting families should cull excess kids if they are unemployed for more than a certain period?

Of perhaps they are just feckless idiots who breed too much. Let's punish their kids for it by starving them.

You tosser.
 
2021-01-13 5:24:39 AM  
Feeding kids really cuts into the beer n smokes budget.

Seems kind of ridic that the schools have been taking up the slack for families that can't make ends meet. Would rather have $15/hr minimum wage, health care that people can actually afford, etc.
 
2021-01-13 6:34:03 AM  

mungo: orbister: Of course it rather raises the question of what people were doing having 1, 2 or 3 kids whom they could not afford to feed. However, that's a longer term issue and not one which should divert attention from the immediate problem.

Maybe people have lost their jobs this year due to coronavirus lockdowns? Are you suggesting families should cull excess kids if they are unemployed for more than a certain period?

Of perhaps they are just feckless idiots who breed too much. Let's punish their kids for it by starving them.

You tosser.


Thanks, but it would probably have been better if you had read my posting through the veiling tears of outrage. Since the restrictions started only nine months ago, nobody has had time to get even one child - let alone three children - from conception to free school meal age.

So the question stands: why are people having children whom they cannot afford to feed on a continuing basis? Another equally good question is "Why are wages so low that some families cannot afford to feed a small child or two?"

Finally, you'll note that I wrote "However, that's a longer term issue and not one which should divert attention from the immediate problem." Long term the system is broken. For now, clearly, we solve the problem and feed the hungry kids.
 
2021-01-13 7:12:12 PM  

orbister: mungo: orbister: Of course it rather raises the question of what people were doing having 1, 2 or 3 kids whom they could not afford to feed. However, that's a longer term issue and not one which should divert attention from the immediate problem.

Maybe people have lost their jobs this year due to coronavirus lockdowns? Are you suggesting families should cull excess kids if they are unemployed for more than a certain period?

Of perhaps they are just feckless idiots who breed too much. Let's punish their kids for it by starving them.

You tosser.

Thanks, but it would probably have been better if you had read my posting through the veiling tears of outrage. Since the restrictions started only nine months ago, nobody has had time to get even one child - let alone three children - from conception to free school meal age.

So the question stands: why are people having children whom they cannot afford to feed on a continuing basis? Another equally good question is "Why are wages so low that some families cannot afford to feed a small child or two?"

Finally, you'll note that I wrote "However, that's a longer term issue and not one which should divert attention from the immediate problem." Long term the system is broken. For now, clearly, we solve the problem and feed the hungry kids.


I did read your post. Look, it's simple; People had kids years ago, typically on the basis that it was affordable (not all, no, but most), and *now* have lost their jobs due to the economic turmoil of the last year, and *now* need food parcels. This news article is about *now*.

Meanwhile, I appreciate your final comment, and my final comment was unnecessary. Apologies.
 
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