Featured Official Review: Food Bank Britain by Ray Barron-Woolford

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Re: Featured Official Review: Food Bank Britain by Ray Barron-Woolford

Post by CommMayo » 21 Jun 2018, 16:10

Great review Dolor. Congrats on having a featured review!

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Post by fannatality » 22 Jun 2018, 14:23

This sounds like a really good, honest book and the review does it justice!

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Post by AT6 » 23 Jun 2018, 18:56

Knowing the meaning of food bank is another impact made on me. Nice job done. Hungry must be quenched.

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Post by RishyR » 25 Jun 2018, 09:23

After reading your review I'm a little wiser... Thank you for your informative review, well done!
This just goes to show you never know what people have to go through to survive, feed themselves and their families.
We work, pay our bills and then try to survive on what's left, this is the plight of lower income people.
I wouldn't think that food wouldn't be a problem in a 1st world country like Britain, but now I know better and I wish more countries, like where I'm from, had a food bank option for the working, lower income section of society that have to face the daily struggles.

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Post by alisonedgee » 25 Jun 2018, 10:16

in work poverty has become a real issue in britain over the past few year, due to a squeeze on wages and an ever increasing cost of living. add to that a government that simply doesn't care about the working class, and is only out to serve themselves and their rich friends the situation isn't getting any better, it's getting worse every day.
we need books like this. we need articles, and much longer books actually. people are dying due to low living standards whilst still in work earning minimum wage.
thanks for your review, and yes, it is alarming that in a nation that's supposed to be rich and powerful, this could be happening.

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Post by bclayton13 » 25 Jun 2018, 19:32

I'm curious to learn about the poverty statistics in the UK, so it sounds like this could be a good read for me. I also don't know much about food banks in general, so I'll be giving this one a look.

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Post by Damaris Juliet » 26 Jun 2018, 11:42

Thanks for the good review, being a new member I have learnt a lot about reviewing a book and I hope that sooner or later I will be able to review a book in such a nice manner.

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Post by Wayde sydney- » 27 Jun 2018, 01:19

Food bank!!never had of it.unlike the usually mentioned! blood bank. i realy can now get the idea that says''there are people who live below a dolar bill in the united state and not only in africa.

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Post by Donbi » 27 Jun 2018, 09:14

I knew some things about charity, but it is my first time to know about 'food bank'. While reading your review, I was like reading the book itself. Hope to read the book soon. Great job!

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Post by Slick-z » 28 Jun 2018, 05:17

before now I never new people go hungry to that extend, by reading this book, it showed me how people have been through hard time and poverty can affect anybody nor matter who you are I am definitely going to read this book till the end and add it to my shelve

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Post by zobyslow » 28 Jun 2018, 05:58

I felt the author's heart melted upon hearing the concerns of
the poor people who came to ask for food assistance. The
problems he was facing while doing his best to expand his
food bank to cater all the needs of the poor and oppressed
were not easy to solve. He could have enjoyed his life and
not minded other's business, but he walked outside of his
comfort zone and extended his hands to help others who
were not in any way related to him. I laud this author for his
charitable instincts and his fights for his firm principles in
life.

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Post by Damaris Juliet » 28 Jun 2018, 10:19

Thanks Dolor for the review,just like you I never imagined that Canada and London could experience food crisis.I look forward to reading this book in details.

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Post by Damaris Juliet » 28 Jun 2018, 10:20

Thanks Dolor for the review,just like you I never imagined that Canada and London could experience food crisis.I look forward to reading this book in details.

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Post by Slick-z » 28 Jun 2018, 10:27

have never once thought Canada and Almighty London could experience food crises and such hardship. I think this book is going to be a very good read for me, and to find out how it all started and how it was tackled to learn from it.

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Post by dongate » 28 Jun 2018, 11:39

Reading this book has made me to know that even the most powerful nation are also experiencing hunger and starvation like other poor country. This reminds me of the quote of an economist that says that it is impossible to eliminate poverty in a country.

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