The food bank in Camborne usually looks after around 30 families each week, so has no real use for the beef, swede, onion and potato dish named the National Dish of Cornwall. The pasties themselves have a freezer-life of a year, so are in no hurry to be used. However, this does not stop the charity asking local churches to take some, divvy them out, and help the public organise “pasty parties” together.
Don Gardner, who runs the food bank, had this to say: “The local bakery produced them and sent them to a supermarket distribution. The lorry was late and got sent away. Unfortunately, they get a time slot and, if they don’t arrive in time, it’s bye-bye to the food. But it was ‘hello’ to the food bank.”
This story just emphasises how free the British are with their food, having the money and shame to be able to waste this much food with no real downsides for them. What do you think? Leave your thoughts with us below!
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