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An exercise in hope: The Biscuit Fund steps to help Kevin after his benefits are sanctioned

Posted on: July 17, 2014

This government is in for such a shock come May!
The Biscuit Trust are wonderful for doing such a fantastic thing.
Even though I am in receipt of ESA I worry that I can be sanctioned or have money taken off me, just for breathing!
I had never heard of the Biscuit Fund so have read about them – I love how they can help in many ways and don’t have directors to pay. See if you can give a donation.

Ann McGauran

Kevin Jobbins, who's living on £7 a fortnight for food, following a benefit sanction Kevin, who’s living on £7 a fortnight for food, is offered help from charity the Biscuit Fund

Something marvellous has happened! Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while will know that the accounts people share of their lives – at the Greenwich food bank (part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks) and elsewhere – are often very grim. So I don’t get to use the word marvellous very often. There you go, I sneaked the word in again.

This week was different. There was some brilliant news for one of the food bank’s clients. A small charity called the Biscuit Fund was alerted via Twitter to my recent interview with Kevin .  It has now come forward  to offer Kevin some very well targeted and timely help.

He was left trying to exist on a food budget of £3.50 a week after he…

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