Food Banks

Dundee, Scotland
October 19, 2016 11:18pm CST
Has anyone on here ever used a food bank before. We might have to. Our reduced income at the moment wont allow us to have heat and eat. The house has to be kept warm. So the food bank is a possibility. Had never planned for not having a job. Went away last year on an almost round the world trip and spent 25k. Glad we did. But now what? Im not really pleading poverty but just concerned about things. We have no debt. Enough money to live. Just about. Been waiting to hear about benefits for 4 weeks now. Wow. Its actually quite sad. We have paid a fortune into the system and always worked hard and never run up debt yet when we need help we get put in a queue behind junkies and people who have never worked. Pisses me off.
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@Happy2BeMe (74356)
• Canada
20 Oct 16
There is no shame in having to use a food bank. That is what they are there for. I have in the past needed them and now that I am able I donate to them whenever I have the extra money to do so. I hope you will start getting your benefits soon.
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• Dundee, Scotland
20 Oct 16
You know what. I am ashamed. Im supposed to provide. Always have until now.
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@Happy2BeMe (74356)
• Canada
20 Oct 16
@saulgoodman I understand that and I was raised that way too but sometimes you end up in a bad situation through no fault of your own and you have no choice. I had a hard time with asking for help but sometimes you have to swallow that pride.
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• Dundee, Scotland
20 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Aye well I not be swallowing my pride by going to a food bank. I will sell some stuff we dont use anymore. Ive asked for help. None has been given. I will help us myself like I always have. Already swallowed a whole heap of pride claiming benfits and being patronised by benefits agency robots.
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@5thHouse (1693)
• Sheffield, England
20 Oct 16
There's something very wrong with our system because those who work hard for years and pay into the pot are always the ones at the back of the queue when it comes to benefits. It pisses me off too.
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• Dundee, Scotland
20 Oct 16
Aye. 39 years Ive paid in. 39 years wife has paid in. Phoned the place dealing with claim today. They said our claim is being dealt with. Said that every week since Sep 7th. I lost it big time on the phone. Person I was talking to wouldnt let me talk to her boss. So tomorrow my SNP MSP gets involved. They wont piss him around. Cheeky cow today asked me where the 50k I earned in 2014 went and the 40k in 2015. Told her about our round the world in 80 days trip. She said that was irresponsible. Lol
@XinfulThotz (4187)
• Singapore, Singapore
20 Oct 16
I never heard of food bank before. Anyway hope things get better for you.
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• Dundee, Scotland
20 Oct 16
Food Banks are big business in the UK. The UK has million s of people who cant afford to buy food and tely on food banks and charity hand outs for help. Things van only get better
Taken from the first show of 1994 also the 30th birthday
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• Singapore, Singapore
20 Oct 16
@saulgoodman learnt something new today. Here we often hear "blood bank" and "sperm bank" though...
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• Dundee, Scotland
20 Oct 16
@XinfulThotz Oh god i know a joke about one of those kinds of banks!! But maybe not for mylot Then again.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24910)
• United States
21 Oct 16
That's what the food pantry is for. Use it if you need to.
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• Dundee, Scotland
21 Oct 16
Pisses me off that I might have to. Even then its a fight with Eastern Europeans to get anything but they havent paid into the system like I have.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24910)
• United States
21 Oct 16
@saulgoodman hopefully your circumstances will soon improve.
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• Dundee, Scotland
21 Oct 16
@Tampa_girl7 Oh it will improve as it cant get amy worse. Or can it lol?
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
20 Oct 16
at least when the benefits start coming you'll get a nice lump initially as I'm pretty sure they back date it. I've never used a food bank.
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• Dundee, Scotland
20 Oct 16
Hi mike. They said it will be back dated to the date the shop ceased trading but I get nothing for the first 7 days. Still in a queue on some " decision makers " desk. Asked who this person was and that info wasnt available!!! Sick of it.
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