Since this last post (link above) there has been discussion on Facebook about the Maltby Foodbank and who is entitled to use it. Some people thought that it was open to everyone and that anyone could purchase a cheap box of food for £2.50. Why did people think this ?
Because Maltby Town Council has said so.
Now how are we people of Maltby supposed to understand what’s going on here, when one minute MTC have no connection with it, then the next we have Chairman J Carratt posing for photos holding a foodbox ?
Then, though no answers have been received regarding where the food comes from, who supplies it and who can “receive” it, Maltby Town Council announces at a meeting that anyone can use it.
This is not the case.
A Maltby resident very kindly thought that she would like to donate to the foodbank from her own homegrown food. In the process of looking into this she found that (as discussed earlier) only certain people are ‘entitled’ and how this entitlement is shown is still a mystery.
I understand that a number of people have received/purchased food boxes and it’s about time that we are informed of how exactly this “system” is operating.