Saddened we have to give food handouts in 2013

Food Bank.  Photo: David Jones/PA Wire
Food Bank. Photo: David Jones/PA Wire

I was priviliged to be shown around Burnley Food Bank as a potential volunteer.

I came away humbled and more than a little saddened that our country is having to give food handouts in this day and age.

Sceptics who feel the facility is supporting scroungers should spend five minutes at the site and their minds would soon be changed.

The work carried out by staff and volunteers is mindblowing and the scale of the problem even more so. As we hurtle towards Christmas the food crisis worsens and even more pressure is placed on the charity who have to find all their own funds.

And thanks to ASDA for dropping the 6p per carrier bag they were charging the Food Bank .