I write about & talk to local food producers for pleasure & for a crust. Or cheese. Chocolate, champagne & knickerbockerglories also accepted. Is the kettle on? 2011 Geoffrey Roberts Award recipient (whoohoo!).
This is an emergency food parcel for 2 adults a friend of mine received in New Zealand. It comprises: a can of coke, 3 x tinned spaghetti, 1 x jam, 1 packet of frozen sausages (5), 4 loaves of bread, 3 packets of 2 minute noodles, 1 packet of weetbix, 1 packet of ‘tea biscuits’, 1 pack of long life milk, 1 x casserole flavouring sachet, 2 tins of baked beans, 3 tins of soup, 1 can of peaches, 1 instant ‘rice risotto’, 2 cans of creamed rice and 1 tub of margarine. Clearly the items included are of the ‘heat & eat’ variety. This foodbank is run by church volunteers and of course the food needs to be cheap, have a long life and be ready at a moment’s notice, but wouldn’t it be great to see some more nutritional content?