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Was on radio this morning that foodbanks everywhere have too many baked beans.
They're 4 tins for a quid, but they'd rather people bought tins of meat for £1 instead.

If you're relying on foodbanks every week (They're mostly limited to 3 visits per family?) then something is really seriously wrong with your circumstances that needs sorting with something stronger than a parcel of tins.


Is this a symptom of why people can't feed themselves? Cos they won't eat beans every day? Yes it'd be boring eating the same thing every day but better than starving?

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Baked Beans are a good source of fibre and calcium. Wheat plays havoc with me but I love a nice simple meal of baked beans on toast or poached egg on toast.

Sainsbury's own brand are probably the tastiest IMPO.

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There are two types of people who rely on foodbanks IME:

Temporary users - those on benefits who have a change of circumstance and then there is a six week gap until they get any actual money through

Semi-permanent users - low waged with the vast majority of their wage going on rent

Reduce the excessive rent and sort out the benefits administration then you don't need foodbanks; while you need them the government should be contributing so it's not just baked beans.

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Baked Beans are a good source of fibre and calcium. Wheat plays havoc with me but I love a nice simple meal of baked beans on toast or poached egg on toast.

Sainsbury's own brand are probably the tastiest IMPO.

I'd second that. A lot of people associate baked beans with being junk food, but they look alright to me. Protein, sugar, far etc.

beggars clearly can be choosers.

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Non story

The food bank are offering 2 tins of beans in return for one tin of a more needed product like meat or a carton of uht milk

It's the market finding a solution

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Baked Beans are a good source of fibre and calcium. Wheat plays havoc with me but I love a nice simple meal of baked beans on toast or poached egg on toast.

Sainsbury's own brand are probably the tastiest IMPO.

You forgot the oodles of melted salted butter

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I have known quite a few people on the breadline and they are the most discerning and picky eaters in the universe. One explanation for this might be that in the absence of other goals in life the basics like nice food and heating become indispensable

By contrast you will get driven business people who will glady live on beans on toast and not heat their houses for a couple of years because they have different goals in life beyond the essential comforts.

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I have known quite a few people on the breadline and they are the most discerning and picky eaters in the universe. One explanation for this might be that in the absence of other goals in life the basics like nice food and heating become indispensable

By contrast you will get driven business people who will glady live on beans on toast and not heat their houses for a couple of years because they have different goals in life beyond the essential comforts.

Unless it's because it's their money that they're saving.

I was at a homeless charity (which did good work, I'm not charity-bashing) that had vast amounts of donated clothes and the guy said a lot of the homeless turn their noses up at them if they're not flash brands!

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I have known quite a few people on the breadline and they are the most discerning and picky eaters in the universe. One explanation for this might be that in the absence of other goals in life the basics like nice food and heating become indispensable

By contrast you will get driven business people who will glady live on beans on toast and not heat their houses for a couple of years because they have different goals in life beyond the essential comforts.

Delayed gratification is only worthwhile when there's a payoff

This is logical

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There is something special about hot baked beans on butter on toast.

Throw some cheese in the mix and hold on tight. The rush is amazing.

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Throw some cheese in the mix and hold on tight. The rush is amazing.

omit beans.

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Throw some cheese in the mix and hold on tight. The rush is amazing.

Oh now I really want beans on toast with cheese.

Only have baguettes though, no sliced bread. Near enough I suspect though. :)

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Oh now I really want beans on toast with cheese.

Only have baguettes though, no sliced bread. Near enough I suspect though. :)

Have a cheese omelette....healthy and no wheat. Add some bacon for perfection. Omit corriander

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People who are visiting a food bank are in no position to want variety.

Beans are absolutely fine. Very healthy. You can eat them at least 4-5 times a week with no issues.

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People who are visiting a food bank are in no position to want variety.

Beans are absolutely fine. Very healthy. You can eat them at least 4-5 times a week with no issues.

Why not if the food bank can provide it?

It's between a private charity and private individuals, your opinion doesn't come into it

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