Hounslow Council Run Foodbank Shuns ‘Undeserving Poor’

Beyond belief

the void

hogarth-gin-laneA recently formed foodbank –  jointly run by Hounslow Council –  have rules stating they will not help people with ‘chaotic’ lifestyles or those who have had benefits sanctioned.

UPDATE:  The foodbank have issued a response to this post which sadly fails to even address the policy not to give food to those who have had benefits sanctioned.  It can be read at: http://hounslowfoodbox.org.uk/news/response-to-blog-critics/

Hounslow Community Foodbox was established as a partnership between local tenants and residents groups and Hounslow Council, and is chaired by Labour Party Councillor Steve Curran.

The foodbank claims to have been formed to help those condemned to poverty due to the vicious welfare reforms, but it seems those who have had benefits stopped completely will not be eligible for support.

Hundreds of thousands of benefit sanctions are currently being handed out every month with Jobcentre staff believed to be working to unofficial targets to…

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