The basic skill of feeding thyself ...

Rather than enter into a Daily Mail'esque rant and form an opinion based on no facts whatsoever, via this blog and its connection to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I would like to garner a little vox pop opinion.

No monologues or time consuming surveys, just the following question.
Notwithstanding the financial challenges of those in food poverty; is there a need to develop their ability to build up a stock of staples so rather than shopping to feed for a few days. They are shopping to boost their stock of food stuff.
I am unsure and want to see what others think. In conversation with a few souls, I seem to note that often those who struggle, seem to lack a store cupboard of staples. 

Not just herbs and spices, pulses, rice, pasta, tins, flour, sugar etc. Food that without anything fresh in the house, you could still eat. Food also that when one has anything fresh to are able to ensure it goes farther and feeds more.

I have considerable time for the food bank idea, yet wonder if part of the help needed is not only the immediate and essential requirement of food in the cupboard but helping those in need increase their provender.

Please respond ...

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