Friday, April 27, 2018


One of the lead items on TV1 News last night featured worthy people from the Auckland and Christchurch City Missions saying that the demand for food parcels had never been so high and was expected to increase.

This against the backdrop of the election of the COL who promised 'Nirvana' on steroids and near record low unemployment bequeathed to them by National.

Might it just be a variation of Sod's law that the demand for anything 'free' is bound to increase exponentially?


Anonymous said...

Very disappointed in the PM, she has had the entire weekend to fix the problem.

Lord Egbut

Anonymous said...

Not quite as easy as that......being "free" means you have to jump through a few hoops.

In France it is now law that the destruction of sell by date food is heavily fined. Lidl for example sell cartons of fresh vegetables and fruit for a Euro. most of it is salvageable. All their tinned and processed food is given to local charities or central food banks. All western countries have a food distribution problem but more than that there is a nutritional problem.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... this is one of the occasions where I don't blame the government ... it's the dark side of human nature in play where if it's free some will try and game the system and then it becomes wholesale.

You may have missed it but back in December at least one food bank operator here declined to accept tinned tomatoes on the basis that clients didn't want them ... WTF.
Potato chips ok though.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy said...

Jacinda has set up a Committee to investigate these allegations from the Salivation Army.

In the meantime the Sallies, having fielded a phone call from Jacinda threatening to disband them.

Tambourines are trembling as we speak.