Our ju jitsu club rents the Bethal Church Hall. I am not religious but the Bethal types seem OK. They do lunches free for the destitute one day per week on a rota with other small churches in the area. So it is possible to have a free cooked meal every day for homeless and destitute in the area. They also do the same 3 course meal for Â£3 for pensioners.
Amongst the cooks they have two juvenile offenders who Probation and Social Services pretty much gave up on.
I take along surplus veggie from our allotments assn. And the pastor told me the juvenile cooks had made stuffed kohl rabi, stuffed marrow, damson crumble etc with the donated allotment produce. Apparently the two lads have found they are good at something. Jamie Oliver look out.
But we would be really p-ssed off if someone chose to steal from our allotments. The last one had a "home visit" in which his crowbar was confiscated. We give the surplus away to whom we choose.
If anyone needs food why not till an allotment. It is a statute law right that the working poor (working being a questionable aspect now) have land to grow their own food.
If a vicar were advocating theft I think I can guess where the crowbar would end up .. sideways and wedged.
What a pillock,thereÂ´s a good german proverb `Prayer helps sometimes but work helps alwaysÂ´.I canÂ´t imagine that there are that many people in Britain that have to steal money or food to survive,and a conviction for shoplifting isnÂ´t going to help their future prospects of employment is it.Get a Job would be better advice and move away to get one If thereÂ´s no other answer.
tbf the vicar was on the TV.
explaining himself theres a tiny miniority, i.e get out of jail end up homeless etc
Benefits rather than giving you a large screen tv etc etc can take several weeks to pay out anything.
Seen that myself madperson got Â£5000 back payment of benefits he was entitled to had been living rough in a park living off charity
prisoners get out of jail with Â£40 odd quid to last a fortnight fine if you've got family to go back to.
Thats christmas sorted then.
I'll just nip down to the asda and load up a trolley with all sorts of food, drink and a new telly.
If i'm stopped by security, i will just tell them that i'm on a mission from god
My uncle told of being in a rifle pit in mud up to his knees in New Guinea in WW2. Tap on the shoulder and it was a Sally with a smoke and a cup of tea. In the rear ares the Red Cross would gladly sell you cigarettes. The Sallies and Legacy are the only charities that get a quid out of me.
I was in Melbourne just before Christmas a couple of years ago and whilst doing a bit of seasonal shopping for stuff to give as pressies back home, I came out of a shop to hear the sound of Christmas carols being played by a brass band. Following the sound I turned a corner and there, in full Sally Bash regalia was the band, playing their hearts out. They must have been sweltering in their uniforms as the temperature was in the high 20's. As I was within an hour or so of going to the airport to fly to Taipei, I gave them all the Australian money I had. Bless em.