Serious UK Lunch Boxes

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  1. Goopy

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    After multiple out-cry from multiple people, the U.K government has agreed to set up a plan for "feed the kids" in which £30 worth of meals would be given to each house hold for school intended to last for ten days, the result has been more than disappointing, with seemingly only £5 being spent. The U.K government gave this money and duty to a company that deals with private school lunches, called Chartwell Independent, to a parent company of Compass Group, it is estimated that due to skimping out on the meals, they made roughly 2.5 billion quid which likely will be donated back to the Tory party (leading UK party) which is in line of their previous donations to the group.


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    These meals are supposed to come to £30 which was budgeted to these groups, roughly $50 CAD, 40 USD, 33.50 Euro, 341.15 Swedish Krona, etc

    Different areas were left in different the hands of different companies, thus explaining the varying food.
     
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  2. Postal

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    more like scamwell independent
     
  3. GenericPlayer

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    the absolute state
     
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  4. Raiden

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    More food then I have in my uni cupboard tbf
     
  5. constantdisplay

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    ppl who defend this shit make me irrationally angry
     
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    when will they learn that unless it's a (viable, non-corrupt) non-profit doing it, projects like these will only about gifting people en-masse and deflecting/absorbing the PR

    that's exactly why these companies are established and then given 'convenient' grants to begin with
     
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    So basically rona PPE v2, right?

    Why're we still supporting the government currently?
     
  9. Clokr

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    Ngl this actually looks better then the shit they fed us in the states

    I would’ve been better off eating the styrofoam fuckin plates they gave us
     
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    why are you mfers getting raw potatos and shit it its a school meal

    are you expected to prepare it at home or what
     
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    in uk you either bring it in or pay at the canteen

    both aren't good for poorer families
     
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    ... or you get a daily money allowance if your house income is under a certain amount which in most schools is enough for a roast dinner or equivalent at lunch time
     
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    this seems like very little food for 30£ though?

    its like a loaf of bread, a can of beans and some random vegetables and some bananas and a carton of milk

    idk how much groceries cost in the UK but at that point couldnt you get something way better/cheaper from a store
     
  14. big chungus

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    why not just give people the money instead?
     
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    bojo already tweeted saying its under the standard they set and that they're auditing it to see whats going on

    this also isnt the only thing families are getting and its scummy to pretend it is. if this was the only thing people were surviving on the death rate from malnutrition would be much more of a worry than covid
     
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    it is very little food for £30
    the company that got given the duty along with the money decided to pocket £25 of it and only use £5 of it

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    this picture is how the welsh councils have dealt with it in areas near where i was born, since it wasn't placed in the hands of a different company with nothing but profit on mind
     
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    did that last summer, apparently loads of people were spending it in bookies or on cigs/alcohol. dont know if thats the reason why
     
  18. Goopy

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    think they fear that people will spend it on drugs or luxuries

    and also because then it's harder for private companies to pocket it
     
  19. big chungus

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    fucking bri'ain man
     
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