British People Call Out The Government For Providing £5 Free Meals For Kids Instead Of Declared £30 Ones (23 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       14 Jan 2021       2439       5 GALLERY VIEW

A British mum started a storm online after she shared a photo of the free school meal parcel her family got that was supposedly meant to be worth 30 pounds

What British food package wouldn’t be complete without a can of beans, right? Pity it doesn’t make up for the meager quantity of food. To be fair, Chartwells has apologized. They stated that the food was only meant to last a single school week, not two; however, they accepted the fact that an insufficient amount was delivered in some cases.

“This does not reflect the specification of one of our hampers,” the firm wrote on Twitter. They also specified what kind of nutritious food was supposed to arrive in the free school meal hampers. Chartwells is also not the only British firm to deliver food hampers to students while they’re distance-learning from home during the latest lockdown.

Chartwells also claims that instead of 30 pounds, the charge for food, distribution, and packaging was allegedly 10.50 pounds.

Footballer Rashford called the situation “unacceptable” and urged everyone to do better. Meanwhile, a representative of the Labour Party said that they have called upon the UK Government to restart the national food vouchers scheme.

 

Twitter users were astonished that this happened and commented online

Even footballer Marcus Rashford, known for his great support of free school meal vouchers, pitched in with his opinion

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Other parents quickly shared photos of the food hampers their children received. The images are shocking

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The Department for Education is looking into the situation while Chartwells, one of the firms delivering free food, apologized

Some Twitter users calculated how much the food in the photos was actually worth

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Here’s what others said about the entire situation

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Obediah 8 month s ago
What did the people who were deciding over it expect? A private company recieving amount of tax money for one service worth amount. It includes that. That is called profit and of course a private profit orientated company wants to max it. Since Thatcher the brits must be used to it. Look at the railways, healthcare, basically any public service that got outsourced to private investors and companies.
       
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Prudence 8 month s ago
Obediah,

..but ..but they said a free market will regulate itself! that's why customer satisfaction always directly correlates with company value!

..except for like.. every single company...
       
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Tine 8 month s ago
Instead of giving a company £30 pr child and say "Give them meals for a week" they should present a specific list of items compiled by the government. Then the lowest bidder could shop in bulk to get the price pr item lower, but every kid would get the same amount of food.

Also, the prices listed for people comparing with their shop does not account for bulk discounts, so I'm sure the actual cost of the food items are lower than the combined shelf prices.
       
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Brad 8 month s ago
meanwhile in cuba they d,have to wait in line for 4 hrs at least to get this amount of food and then have to share it with the rest of the family,but still the labour party wants socialism its crazy huh
       
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Elbertson 8 month s ago
It's mildly amusing, in a perverse way, that people think the problem with the government handing out "free lunches" is the fact that a private company was involved.

As if it would be so much more efficient, had these been handed out directly by bureaucrats and commissars. Just like it was in the USSR, East Germany, and currently Venezuela.

There's no such thing as a free lunch.
       
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