Which restaurants are feeding the homeless this Christmas? From a search online here are five that I have found. I am sure that there are more but perhaps they do not receive as much publicity as they should. Some restaurants do more than just feed the homeless. Read on to find out who they are and what they do.Continue reading “5 Restaurants Feeding The Homeless This Christmas”
Are the ghosts of Scrooge relevant today? Is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come more frightening today than the one that visited Scrooge? The ghosts all represent choices, but what choices can be made today? Could we become a more compassionate society? Must the gap between the rich and poor in the UK continue to widen? What would the ghosts of the past, present and yet to come reveal today?Continue reading “How the Ghosts of Scrooge are so relevant today”
Hunger is a craving or need that most people experience, often on a daily basis. For the majority of people in the UK this need is satisfied pretty quickly with a snack or a meal. Indeed we, as caterers and food bloggers, like to exploit this craving by creating delicious meals and sharing our favourite recipes. Tragically there is a growing number of people in the UK, including children, who experience hunger on a daily basis – but they do not have the luxury of being able to eat when they are hungry. Parents go without food so that their children can eat. Children go to bed hungry. They go to school hungry. The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world yet we have people faced with the choice between hunger or the indignity of asking for help from charities. What can we do to help?
Kindness helped a lot of people this Christmas – from food banks; gifts of warm clothing and toiletries; to free meals, shelter and company. But what happens now? The problem has not gone away. Kindness will not eradicate poverty. Are we helping by providing temporary relief or are we distracting those responsible from finding a solution? Would the government be more likely to focus on dealing with poverty if they weren’t being helped by charities?
- 47 is the average age of death of a homeless person (Crisis)
- 4,134 people are estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night (Homeless Link)
- 132% rise in rough sleepers since 2010 (Crisis)
- 16% rise in rough sleepers since 2015 (Crisis)
- Over 125,000 homeless children living in Britain today (Shelter)
- 62% of single homeless people may not show up in official figures (Crisis)