Thursday, April 22, 2021

End the travesty of charity

 More than 54,000 food parcels went to children in Wales between April 2020 and March 2021, the Trussell Trust charity says - one parcel every 10 minutes but called the figure "the tip of the iceberg".

Trussell Trust said it provided 145,828 parcels to adults and youngsters. It said the need for emergency food was driven by poverty, with its research showing 94% of people referred to them were destitute - meaning they cannot afford the essentials. 

High rates of unemployment and record numbers of redundancies meant more people than ever needed social security to provide a "lifeline to stay afloat", the charity said.

Wales operations manager Susan Lloyd-Selby said no-one "should face the indignity of needing emergency food". Ms Lloyd-Selby urged voters to write to Senedd candidates asking them to commit to working to end the need for food banks.

Food banks: One parcel given to children in Wales 'every 10 minutes' - BBC News

We can assure Lloyd-Selby that the Socialist Party candidate, Brian Johnson for Cardiff Central, has the only answer to the problem of food insecurity and that is a new form of economics - socialism.

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