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Tesco food bank collections

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Tesco are running these again from now till saturday when they will add 30% to what has been donated,i make no points other than

1)help by donating goods if you can
2)don't help if you can't
3)don't help if you can't be arsed/bothered/concerned or you couldn't care less

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  • Avoriaz
    Avoriaz Posts: 39,110 Forumite
    edited 27 November 2014 at 3:40PM
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    4) Don't help if you are already donating to charities such as those in desperate poverty and hardship in the third world where they know what genuine hunger is.


    Ideally that should replace 3) above which is somewhat pejoratively and offensively worded and probably makes more people less inclined to support this Tesco initiative than it does encourage support. It certainly has that affect on me.

    It is fine to promote Tesco's initiative but those who choose not to donate to it should not be criticised in such a manner. There are plenty of other equally or more worthy causes than this particular one that people may choose to support and I find the OP to be unnecessarily unpleasantly worded.

    Woodbine, I suggest that you don't apply for a job as a charity fund raiser.
  • System
    System Posts: 178,105 Community Admin
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    We bought some items to donate- its something they should do more regularly.
  • itch_for_a_glitch
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    More free food, how kind.
  • Vejovis
    Vejovis Posts: 16,858 Forumite
    edited 27 November 2014 at 3:40PM
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    Or don't go to Tesco
    Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
    Larry Lorenzoni
  • Vejovis
    Vejovis Posts: 16,858 Forumite
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    Avoriaz wrote: »
    4) Don't help if you are already donating to charities such as those in desperate poverty and hardship in the third world where they know what genuine hunger is.


    Ideally that should replace 3) above which is somewhat pejoratively and offensively worded and probably makes more people less inclined to support this Tesco initiative than it does encourage support. It certainly has that affect on me.

    It is fine to promote Tesco's initiative but those who choose not to donate to it should not be criticised in such a manner. There are plenty of other equally or more worthy causes than this particular one that people may choose to support and I find the OP to be unnecessarily unpleasantly worded.

    Woodbine, I suggest that you don't apply for a job as a charity fund raiser.
    Totally agree with this, the more people try to guilt trip me, the more likely I am to not help.
    Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
    Larry Lorenzoni
  • wiogs
    wiogs Posts: 2,744 Forumite
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    Vejovis wrote: »
    Totally agree with this, the more people try to guilt trip me, the more likely I am to not help.

    Once had a lady stop me in a work restaurant. Collecting from colleagues for "a good cause".

    The people I was with muttered to themselves and shoved some coins into her collecting can.

    When she rattled it under my nose I told her what she was doing was moral blackmail and that I strongly objected and she would be getting nothing from me.

    She seemed a bit miffed.
  • [Deleted User]
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    Anyone see 'Skint' last night on t.v. ???
  • catkins
    catkins Posts: 5,703 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
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    I think it is a great idea and will be giving some food
    The world is over 4 billion years old and yet you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie
  • itch_for_a_glitch
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    JackieO wrote: »
    Anyone see 'Skint' last night on t.v. ???
    Its the modern day equivalent of visiting Bedlam.


    Without the smell.
  • jinty271
    jinty271 Posts: 1,542 Forumite
    edited 26 November 2014 at 10:48PM
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    Personally, I have my own opinions about how budgeting /money management would be a better service for people who generally need to use Food Banks, however I can appreciate that in the interim period, some people fall through the cracks until their adequate benefits get sorted and I am happy to add to my monthly standard donations ( Third World, pets, Genetic issues, Cardiac issues) by flinging in a couple of extra tins if there is a campaign on in the supermarket. We have also chucked in a couple of Advent Calenders.

    I am exceptionally proud of my 17 year old daughter who this week is giving up 8 hours of her free time to assist in collections in our local Tesco, despite being busy studying,mentorship of younger kids who need learning support at her school,learning to drive,working part time, visiting her boyfriend at his uni and celebrating her own unconditional uni offer ( Msc Biomedical Science) for September 2015. ( that turned into a bit of a brag - sorry #notsorry)

    It's easy to be cynical, and sometimes in our aim to help , we may assist the undeserving, but if our hearts are in the right place, and there is a chance that someone genuinely in need could benefit, where's the harm - it is probably 0.001% of your shopping bill total. That said, if you don't want to participate , you shouldn't be made to feel bad - your reasons are as valid as anyone elses :)
    I don't know much, but I know I love you ....<3
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