Why are they falling in? (The Rev David Cooper)

You carry news of the relocation of the Shetland Food Bank from the Salvation Army building to St Magnus Street in Lerwick. The food bank now also comes under the national umbrella of the Trussell Trust.

Alongside this excellent piece of work, Beyond Foodbanks is a growing confederacy of aid and political programmes to create a food justice movement. It calls for stronger and more coordinated national and local government action to reduce food poverty.

Oh that with every donation to the food bank we might send a letter of protest at this state of affairs to our political representatives.

It is Desmond Tutu who is often quoted as having said: “There comes a point when we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they are falling in.”

The Rev David Cooper
North Isles Manse,


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