Just a quick visit to say that the Tesco in Ammanford had many good hearted shoppers today. I took my donation to the collection point and the women manning it said that they had received a really large amount of foodstuffs. Add to that the amount that Tesco will contribute and they are looking at around 1 1/2 TONS of food from the area.
It sounds a lot but the need is massive and is growing daily. If every shopper, who could manage it, gave 1 food item it would help to plug the gap. One never knows what the future has in store, there but for the grace of God go I.
All it takes for a family to go under is an error in the path that trips them up. A small business can be ruined if a customer goes under owing them money, not necessarily a huge amount, enough to stop the cash flow. Before you can turn round they have gone down as well and are maybe penniless. The benefits system is difficult to negotiate and you hear of people waiting weeks for a payment.
Every thing seems to be set up for internet users, what if you can no longer afford the internet and your computer has been repossessed.
Someone who I know signed off from job seekers allowance and it took 3 phone calls. During the last one he was told to fill in a form and take it to the nearest job center, where he was told, no we do not want that, go online and fill it in.
How can you win.
Enough, whinge and moan over.
Normal service will be resumed Sunday sometime.