Steph McGovern Chokes Up At A Letter From A Fan

Steph McGovern’s Packed Lunch saw moving scenes as host Steph read out a letter from a viewer to her guests.
Sent in by a viewer and a mum, the author told that she was able to provide sustenance and warmth for her children, but that frequently meant she herself had to go whole days without eating.
Having lost her job over the first lockdown, the mum told how she felt embarrassment at how greatly she’d fallen.
Steph read, I lost my job several months ago in the previous lockdown. I’m a single parent with three children aged between four and nine.
She said that she couldn’t begin to describe how tough life was financially, and that she’d invariably managed to provide food and heating for the children, but most days she doesn’t eat, and she sits in the dark and cold after her children have gone to bed, and that she finds herself relying on food banks and the generosity of family and friends.
But occasionally, without them realising, she’s taken food from their dustbins which they’ve discarded as out of date.
Thankfully, she said she’s not in debt yet, but that will be her next challenge, as she’s no funds left now.
She said that she and her children have been making Christmas baubles from old toilet rolls, tin foil and odd bits and bobs from the Pound Shop.
When big-hearted dad Dom Warren realised children were going into class hungry at his children’s school, he set about finding a way to feed them, and now he’s won a National Lottery Award for his work.
Dom Warren now feeds 4,000 people a month through his surplus food charity Dom’s Food Mission, which is just one beneficiary of the £30 million raised for good causes every week by playing The National Lottery.
Dom Warren said we feed everyone, women and children in hostels, refugees, schools and the elderly and it’s thanks to National Lottery participants that they’re able to feed so many people.
Steph, in her own words, addressed the sender and said that for a start, you’re not nothing. You’re undoubtedly an amazing mum and that what she was doing was putting your children first and for that she gave every credit to her.
Steph said thank you for being courageous in sending the letter to them, because there are so many people out there who are struggling.
She said you see it with food banks, you see it with all the job losses and then Chris Kamara chimed in and said it’s so hard to believe that it’s 2020 and it’s still going on.
There are millions of people living in utter destitution, all ages, thanks to this inhuman Tory scrooge Government, and this is really disappointing, there’s no call for any family in the United Kingdom to go without, and we send billions of pounds abroad when we should be caring for our own first.
It must be extremely difficult for people losing jobs and feeling worthless like this poor mother, and she deserves full recognition for being a good mother, and she should feel extremely proud of herself.
She shouldn’t be feeling worthless, she’s providing for her children on her own with no relief, and I wish that supermarkets could help out more, the amount of food they throw away every day.
And then we have the elderly, they’re left alone with nothing, no visitors, and most can’t visit food banks because they’re too frail to do so.
But what’s particularly upsetting is the quantity of food that’s being thrown away by supermarkets and it’s sinful because no one should be going without food and this food should be given to food banks and soup kitchens and it breaks my heart the amount of food that’s chucked away instead of feeding people that need it.
And the fact that people are eating from dustbins clearly states that they need money to eat, but until the Government recognises this, there isn’t any hope for the likes of people like this, and hell will have to freeze over before they do anything to help, yet they’re happy to eat three meals a day off our taxes, but will let another person starve because they don’t give a damn.

Published by Angela Lloyd

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