Christmas is a time of good-will, and gift-giving. It’s also surely a time of communities, and of charity.
Some years ago we decided to eschew the usual corporate gift-giving and instead spend that budget supporting local worthy causes. This year one local issue stood out – the issue of food poverty.
It’s not a local problem, really it’s a nationwide problem. But local Food Banks can be found up and down the country, and they really need help. Especially at Christmas. And especially this year, with the cost-of-living crisis and elevated fuel prices exacerbating the situation. It won’t have escaped your notice that things are looking Dickensian.
No one should have to go without food in modern Britain. Unheated homes and empty cupboards should be consigned to the past. Food and fuel poverty lead to cold and hungry children. It’s unacceptable. We can’t solve the problem. We can’t do much.
We can do something.