to have put a packet of penguins in the foodbank trolly?
bubblesinthesky · 09/04/2013 09:41
Our local asda has a foodbank trolly and I usually try to put something in when I shop there. Normally its tins or pasta but yesterday for a change I picked up a box of shreddies. I also saw penguins were on special offer so thought I'd get a packet of those too as I thought someone with children may appreciate them for a change.
As I put them in the trolly a woman walked up with a tin of kidney beans and another of mixed beans and said "haven't you read the sign they want nutritious food only, no point giving them unhealthy food". I muttered something about people needing a treat occasionally and went on my way.
Its still irritating me this morning so thought I'd put it to the AIBU jury
glossyflower · 09/04/2013 09:44
No you ANBU!!
If I was a recipient of the food bank I'd get pretty depressed at having to eat staples all the time, although I realise sometimes you have to.
Putting in a pack of penguins in my opinion was thoughtful.
It's not as if one family are only going to receive those choc bars to live on for a week!
DeepRedBetty · 09/04/2013 09:44
Two things aren't there? One is the Nutritious Food Only sign. Was it clearly visible? And FWIW I agree, there's more to life than healthy food alone. Children NEED sweeties... well mine do anyway .
And Lady Bountiful was being a bit Deserving Poor with her beans.
xigris · 09/04/2013 09:47
Oh for goodness sake! What a sanctimonious tit! We regularly do food drives at Church for our local foodbank; over Easter we were asked to bring in Easter Eggs etc. I think that a nice treat, as well as nutritious food, is really important. Did she have a cats bum mouth when she said it?
DreamingOfTheMaldives · 09/04/2013 09:51
When I've donated food to the foodbank at the supermarket I've generally always given biscuits! I've seen that other people give 'normal' food and I've thought people in need of foodbank assistance may actually like some biscuits. I know I bloody would!
Latara · 09/04/2013 09:53
YANBU; at Christmas our local Foodbank asked for food that poorer people wouldn't spend money on - such as Selection boxes (of chocolate).
I put Cup-A-Soups (not everyone has a cooker); Galaxy chocolate (for a treat) and lots of tuna in sunflower oil (again, no cooking required) in the Foodbank last time i went.
GW297 · 09/04/2013 09:54
I hope it doesn't put you off donating! What business is it of hers what you put in? I always put in whatever biscuits are on offer when I do it. I hate it when people feel they have to make snide and self righteous comments like this, but it says a lot more about them than it does about you. I feel like buying some penguins for the food bank next time I go shopping on principle!
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