There are too many people living in poverty in this country, having to rely on Food Banks to feed themselves and their families. The best answer is to make sure that there are sufficient jobs paying sufficient wages so that no one should need handouts.
But, building a job-rich economy is a long-term project - and in the meantime, people must feed themselves an their families. There are many charities that have been established to do this, one of which is The Country Food Trust, which produces food and donates it to people in need.
Sir Ian Botham recently agreed to provide the Trust not only with 10,000 pheasants, but also £40,000 in cash to help turn them into casserole and curry.
Was this a good thing? Not according to a certain proportion of the media.
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