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Megan Blake
Food Scholar | Interdisciplinary Thinker | Social Justice Researcher | Geographer | | | Tweets: (Circular Social Economies)
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Megan Blake 2h
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Megan Blake 8h
Replying to @foodbankmum
Food banks in Sheffield are reporting that people are trying to get by and then 3 months down the line are in debt and struggling so much they are needing emergency support.
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ClinOncDoc 12h
This weekend there wasn't a single bed in hospital for a lung cancer patient with an emergency spinal cord compression requiring emergency radiotherapy. I spent over half the day looking for a bed rather than looking after my patients. You are a joke.
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AnotherMumUsingFoodBanks🌹 9h
Replying to @foodbankmum
3/ On activation a claimant will be given a loan amount to be repaid. £348 if single £464 couple £812 dependents Deducted at 30% of your personal allowance each month. For a single person on £317.82 an advance loan creates more hardship & food insecurity
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Megan Blake 9h
Replying to @foodbankmum
Yes, I’ve had a few arguments with ppl over that one too. Ppl don’t seem to get it that there is a gap—with no money—that people have to survive, when they are already struggling. The loan just prolongs the pain b/c it is a loan that has to be paid back first.
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Megan Blake 9h
Replying to @Saralimback
Yes —hear you.
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Sara Venn 9h
I’ve seen some super judgey stuff here today about food so I thought it might be useful to repost this. My experience of living in a food desert.
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Megan Blake 9h
Replying to @Saralimback
This is great Sara.
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Megan Blake 10h
Replying to @Dannkenn
Key messages. 👇I would modify last one just slightly by adding—systems, structures, and policies should also not undermine resilience because that too is a vulnerability. I’d also add that we need community.
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Megan Blake 10h
Replying to @GeoFoodieOrg
Plus all the times I’ve heard, well my grandparents/mum were poor and they/we were ok and always well fed. 1. How do you know they were ok? 2. What did parents give up so children could eat?
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Megan Blake 10h
Bearing in mind and advice that modern destitution had different parameters—to survive in today’s world we need different infrastructures. That government policy ignores this is appalling.
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thehygienebank 13h
. Yesterday we got this... "Last Christmas ... I received one of your bags and it had everything that I needed. I...I'd like to help someone like me, so here is the same bag I was given. I've filled it with the kind of things I received..."
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sammy minshull Nov 8
I am feeling so proud to be the 2019 winner for neighbour of the year at the be proud awards. Thank you so much to all who nominated me. I love volunteering in my community and being there for everyone its s massive part of my life.
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GRUB Nov 11
OH HELLO DELICIOUS DOSA! These totally gluten free South Indian beauties will be making an appearance at this weekend's . Come and see !
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Megan Blake 11h
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Megan Blake 11h
For a couple of examples see:
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Megan Blake 11h
Replying to @foodologistgirl
This is so lovely!
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Megan Blake 11h
Yes! Because food is more than nutrients, calories and commercial value—its culture, commensality, and community building!
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Megan Blake 11h
I’m slowly trying to connect fantastic community organisations to each other. do you know and ? Probably should introduce via FB as a these more active there. Do check them out. I’ve also featured some on my blog.
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