Continuing The Entitlement Generation…

Dozens of volunteers are this week making free packed lunches to feed youngsters during the school holidays.

Why? Does child benefit stop during the summer months? I’m pretty sure it doesn’t, so why aren’t parents feeding their own kids?

Their kindness has been hailed by leaders in the town who said their actions are an example of Bolton’s cracking community spirit.

More like an example of just how benefit-dependent the underclass has grown…

Naturally, there’s plenty of people willing to encourage dependency, rather than self-reliance:

The Bishop of Bolton Chris Edmondson said: “…I am involved myself with the free lunches programme.

“This initiative means that youngsters across Bolton and their families will have a very different summer to what they might have experienced.

“I encourage anyone who can to can get down and volunteer each morning or make a donation.”

I’ll send an IOU with the words ‘Feed your own kids!’ then.

There is, of course, a fakecharity at the heart of it all. Isn’t there always?

Urban Outreach is aiming to provide about 30,000 meals during the six-week holiday to help families who usually rely on free school meals.

The Bolton Lunches project is being expanded this year, following on from last year’s scheme which saw about 600 lunches delivered each day.

The charity is continuing to ask volunteers to help make the lunches every morning between 7.15am and 8.30am until September 4.

You mean, ‘free’ lunches (paid for by grants to the fakecharity from a whole host of government agencies, so coming out of the taxpayer pot), are popular with the welfare classes?

You don’t say…

5 comments for “Continuing The Entitlement Generation…

  1. opsimath
    August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

    TANSTAAFL?

    • August 9, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Always!

  2. john in cheshire
    August 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

    JuliaM, as you say, it’s a fake charity and Bolton taxpayers and council tax payers would do well to question why they are paying for something that they haven’t agreed to fund and is not a core activity that any publicly funded body should be supporting. If it’s a charity then let it obtain its funding by voluntary donations, otherwise it’s not a charity it’s socialism disguised as charity.

  3. August 8, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I rarely ate lunch once I hit adolescence. I just wasn’t hungry at that time of day, even when younger.

    How many other children feel the same way? How much food is thrown away on these types of programmes?

    It’s questionable from the taxpayer’s point of view, certainly, if this charity is receiving public funding. It seems to absolve parents of their responsibility to feed their offspring.

    • August 9, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Working as intended, I fear…

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