Very interesting to read Mr.D.J Radfords letter in your February 13 edition.
I do agree with a lot he says but where is he coming from bringing up food banks?.
In 1940 with a war going on food was on rations with conditions a lot worse than they are now.
My widowed mother kept a roof over our heads, fed and clothed myself and my sister, if you could not manage you were means tested and told to sell items or go to your close relatives for help.
There were no family allowance in them days or any of allowances claimed today.
The other things that were not around in the days either were wide screen 42 inch televisions Sky or Virgin tv deals, Xboxes DVD players of course mobile phones and to finish no Food banks (Nuff said )