AN office worker who left his packed lunch at home is planning to swing by his local food bank for a sandwich, a bag of crisps and a Coke.
Finance worker Julian Cook was in such a rush this morning that he left his lunch on the kitchen counter, and decided that rather than a Boots meal deal he would nip to the nearby foodbank, which is free.
He said: “I’ve donated to them in the past so I know they wouldn’t mind me helping me out now it’s my hour of need. I’m bloody starving.
“But the range of lunch options was a disgrace. Boxes of cornflakes or bags of pasta aren’t any use for the hungry office worker on-the-go.
“Shelf after shelf was tins of soup, tins of beans, toilet roll and Tampax. I said I just wanted a quick packet of something and the woman offered me instant mashed potato. I know they’re volunteers but come on.
“It’s shocking. I’m not expecting anything fancy like hummus or focaccia but at the very least they should stock the basics – turkey wraps, salt and vinegar crisps, maybe a few Mars bars and cans of Fanta. I went hungry today.”
This evening Cook plans to throw a few multipacks of Walkers, some Dr Pepper and six individual pork pies into the foodbank collection point at Tesco, so they are there when he needs them.