Can I just give a shout out to my son who is ten years old and about an hour ago came into my office with a bowl of cinnamon grahams, three shortbread biscuits and an apple and said ‘i haven’t seen you eat anything all day mama’ in a super cute reproachful manner
(I’d made his breakfast and lunch of course before the troublemakers get here!! I just hadn’t looked after ~myself~)
And of course this is tangled up in a lot of feelings because
And my god I’ve been doing this shit for SEVEN YEARS NOW AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

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14 Jan
Full text of the Times article below where the Govt have u-turned on holiday school meals TWENTY FOUR HOURS AFTER THE BATTLE FOR THE VOUCHERS WAS WON.

We can never be complacent. We can never pause for a minute. We have to keep challenging WHY THEY WONT JUST #FeedTheChildren Image
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I’m getting individual permission from everyone sending me pics of their food boxes in my DMs to repost them here but without identifying information because I try to be responsible with this large platform and there are ~children~ involved here.

Disclaimer done, now get angry.
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Hi all. I’ve been sent LOTS of photos of the food parcels that have replaced the £30 vouchers and asked what I would do with them. I’m replying with advice privately because to do so publicly would look like justifying these ill thought through, offensively meagre scraps /1.
There seems to be a prevalent train of thought that if you’re in poverty you should be ‘grateful’ for anything you get. I have spent the last seven years giving talks to various organisations and conferences and political parties urging them to put DIGNITY AND ACTIVE LISTENING /2
at the core of all of their work. Nothing about us without us. Ask people what their needs are, respond accordingly. Don’t be a Marie Antoinette or worse, a sneering Scrooge. People in difficult situations are PEOPLE, no less ‘deserving’ of a good meal than anyone else. /3
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I’m clearly feeling slightly better as I’ve just spent a good ten minutes being furious about all the wrong trifles on the internet.
Excuse me, BBC Good Food?
This is an abomination.
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