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What can you do to help? Buy someone #22mealsforacoffee (That’s 22 meals for the price of a £3 coffee…)

Sat 3rd August 2013

This is a beautiful idea. Now to find a food bank in Southampton. Do they even exist? How do I check their provenance?

JACK MONROE

While typing my previous post, I had a bit of a brainwave.

And I wonder if I can get something going here, with almost 10,000 Twitter followers, 5,000 Facebook fans, 2,000 Facebook friends, 3,000 email subscribers…

I wonder if…

If, instead of spending £3 on a coffee today, tomorrow, this week, you could do this instead.

Go to your nearest supermarket, and buy the following: (I’ve priced mine at Sainsburys, but other major supermarkets are similarly priced):

2 tins of baked beans – 22p each
1 jar of fish paste – 32p
1 can of sardines – 55p
1 tin of chopped tomatoes – 31p
1 tin of carrots – 20p
1 loaf of bread – 50p
1 jar of jam – 29p
1 bag of pasta – 39p

TOTAL: £3.00

And go and put it in a carrier bag and take it straight to your local food bank, or…

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