What can you do to help? Buy someone #22mealsforacoffee (That’s 22 meals for the price of a £3 coffee…)

Tweeting, blogging – I read stuff daily, most of which I enjoy, some of which makes me say #grrrr and much of which makes me think. A lot of it feels like rhetoric. Here’s something that’s made me think, which is brief and to the point, and turns the rhetoric into action.

JACK MONROE

While typing my previous post, I had a bit of a brainwave.

And I wonder if I can get something going here, with almost 10,000 Twitter followers, 5,000 Facebook fans, 2,000 Facebook friends, 3,000 email subscribers…

I wonder if…

If, instead of spending £3 on a coffee today, tomorrow, this week, you could do this instead.

Go to your nearest supermarket, and buy the following: (I’ve priced mine at Sainsburys, but other major supermarkets are similarly priced):

2 tins of baked beans – 22p each
1 jar of fish paste – 32p
1 can of sardines – 55p
1 tin of chopped tomatoes – 31p
1 tin of carrots – 20p
1 loaf of bread – 50p
1 jar of jam – 29p
1 bag of pasta – 39p

TOTAL: £3.00

And go and put it in a carrier bag and take it straight to your local food bank, or…

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