There was an article i read earlier where a survey found 2m have gone without food for a whole day. While 7.3m are estimated to have cut back on food. It's frightening. The money the government have wasted on nonsense and fraud, and we have such little support or intervention to help those in most need. We donate food weekly to the local food bank (a woman on our street combines all the donations and runs them up every week) and each week she passes on what the food bank are requesting. Until this week gone, for around 6 weeks they had been requesting things that didn't require heating or refrigeration. Anything that required hot water was urged against, but not off limits. So we've complied and typically, we've been supplying sanitary products (especially for women) which are rarely donated seemingly. Last week, because the number of people using the food bank have soared, they requested anything at all. The last few weeks we've doubled what we donate, but the worrying thing is as this crisis bites more, as inflation runs away with itself and if the government continue to focus support in such a loose tokenist manner, demand for food banks will increase, while supply from the public will diminish as affordability becomes a huge issue. If anyone can help or support a food bank with even a few pounds a week, please try and do it. Edit: And just as an aside, there was also an article today highlighting Barclays have avoided having to pay £2bn in tax. Something is really very badly wrong.