I chatted to Izobel about Food Banks this Christmas.

We agreed how lucky we are.

Not to have to use them.

And Izobel and I also agreed that we’d go shopping and buy bags of lovely food and drink for the poorer children and their families that we’d drop off at one or maybe even all of our 4 local food banks.

But we didn’t do it.

We forgot.

Because Home Alone came on.

Food Banks. 

I feel funny about this subject.

The fact that there are more Food Banks than there are McDonalds and Burger Kings combined in the UK.

The fact that there are 4 food banks within 5 miles of my house. (Find yours here).

The fact that there are 2,000 food banks in total the UK.

And the fact that 1.4 million people use them each year.

The fact that Izobel’s should understand poverty, it’s causes and how we can can help.

The fact that we just couldn’t be arsed helping out this Christmas.

Because Home Alone came on.

I feel funny about all of that.



I did this in January.

I called a local food bank and I asked them a question.

I asked if I could order food from ASDA.

And have it delivered to them.

They said yes.

So I did.

It took £20.

And 20 minutes.


If you want to do it too.

Please find your local food banks.

(Go here).

And off you go.


I will take Izobel.

But in the meantime.

I feel slightly better because I did what I did.

And because you might do it too.

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