The poor side of life

Yesterday we held our weekly demonstration, but it felt rather special. Not just because it’s the run up to our two year anniversary which is next Thursday, but because we had been gifted five food parcels to hand out to claimants either sanctioned or awaiting decisions on their benefits. They had been donated by a fantastic lady who runs a pub nearby. She does fantastic things for the homeless community and for anyone without anything, or are down on their luck. We do communicate a lot with her and she is a vital part of our team, even though she can’t stand outside the Jobcentre.

I had no expectations about the handing out of these food parcels, but the need for them was great as I found out. Within fifteen minuites of receiving them, the first one was handed out to a young man who had been seen looking at…

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