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Romans & Food Banks

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On 31 May 2013 at 1:32am Maximus Noncomprehendus wrote:
The local Bugle's headline feature this week says that £90k+ is to be given by the Lottery to a scheme to turn over a bit of Roman ground outsdide Lewes whilst buried on p20 it points out that there is a need (in 21st century Britain) for food banks in this and other towns.
At a time when our country is on its a*se (no matter who you blame) surely we have our priorities wrong. I am as aware of heritage as the next person but having rested there for a couple of millenia, couldn't the Roman remains wait a bit longer until we can all afford to feed ourselves and the country is back on its feet?
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On 31 May 2013 at 2:59am bastian wrote:
the question is where is our tax going if it is not being used to feed people who have to make choices between fuel and food? and whya re they having to make that desisn in the 21st century?
Meanwhile the government try to force through new rules, which are to the detriemnt of many honest but poor people, that are then being contested in EU courts, because they are gainst the human rights of the indevidual ( without which we would all be treated like slaves)- using our tax money to fight for the new bills that are against the electorate. And if that is a little left wing so be it, before you hang it around my neck I thought I'd save you the trouble.
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On 1 Jun 2013 at 8:50am bothered wrote:
more dribble from the circle
 
 
On 2 Jun 2013 at 5:40am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
In the course of my work, I sometimes have to arrange food parcels for people and the need has gone up massively in recent months.
There's a small scheme in Lewes with very limited opening hours, and the only other local scheme that I know of is in Peacehaven. They are desperate for food donations, non-perishables only, and also things like toothpaste, shampoo etc and baby food.
If anyone fancies making a donation, the charity is called the House Project and it's on the South Coast Road.
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On 2 Jun 2013 at 9:07pm Echo Echo wrote:
I like how the people asking shoppers for donations to the local food banks are outside Waitrose .... dont want to be handing out Tescos food!!!... more footfall in Tescos, and cheaper food!!!!
If the government just relaxed the rules on Sell by dates so that Supermarkets could donate the food they dont sell rather than dispose of it, there wouldnt be any food shortages for the food banks!
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On 3 Jun 2013 at 12:25pm steviedf wrote:
Go in Tescos at around 9pm and you'll see staff stuffing armfulls of store-baked bread, rolls etc into large bags labelled 'Warning! Not for human consumption'. They were good enough to be sold at full price an hour ago, so why the hell can't they just put them by the front of the store for people to help themselves?
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On 4 Jun 2013 at 7:49am Sussex Jim wrote:
Then you get a small crowd of shoppers not buying the stuff, but loitering around waiting to get it free- wether they can afford to buy or not.
I agree that food only one day out of date should be available at a food bank, provided of course that there is no legal come back if someone should fall ill.
I quite often eat food that has been in the cupboard and gone out of date. I simply open it and check it, and eat or bin it as appropriate. There are of course certain foods that deteriorate quickly, but it is a simple matter of common sense.


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