Food banks see donations surge after being criticised by Mail on Sunday

This is great news and a highly amusing ‘own-goal’ for the Mail on Sunday for its despicable article attacking food banks.

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Britain’s biggest food bank provider has seen a surge in donations following a Mail on Sunday article criticised the charity for failing to run proper checks on people claiming food parcels, according to The Guardian.

“Before the article there had only been about 250 public donations since the Trussell Trust launched its JustGiving page in late January. But as of late yesterday afternoon, the number of donations had jumped to over 2,000, worth more than £19,000. Several donors cited the Mail article as the reason for making a donation,” the story states.

It continues: “‘The Mail story appalled me. This is the least I can do to apologise for their crime,’ said Anonymous after donating £10.

“Another, Spitting Feathers, said: ‘I am incensed by the disgraceful article. Call this journalism? I don’t. I’m not a Christian and admire the work being done by human beings for their fellow human…

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One Response to “Food banks see donations surge after being criticised by Mail on Sunday”

  1. Bring back immediately women's state pension at 60 / Against loss age related tax allowance at 65 Says:

    The Guardian helped the film-maker Ken Loach begin the Left Unity Party and has been silent ever since about the party, giving it no media coverage, not even about its first national conference at end March.

    The Independent and its sister paper the ‘I’, talk about hunger and food banks and benefit cuts that cause hunger, but gives no coverage to No2EU (endorsed by late lamented Wedgwood Benn), Trade Unionist and Socialist Against Cuts and Left Unity Party.

    If these newspapers actually cared about the millions suffering welfare and pension reform, then they would give coverage to new parties that actually are part of the solution and not the entire current political class that are part of the problem.

    TUSC (endorsed by late lamented Bob Crowe) was the only party that said the truth about pensions (after 12 per cent National Insurance contributions over a life-time in work) when TUSC said:
    State pension is not some generous gift from government to be withdrawn at whim, but deferred wages from our youth.

    Worse is to come than the Pension Bill, with the Flat Rate Pension that is not more pension, but less or even no money in old age at all:
    See if you lose most or all of your state pension:

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